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4 44.8
5 43.1
6 38.8
7 39
8 38
9 32.7
10 30.1
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12 27
13 25.8
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x 21 25 30 31 40 50
y 17 11 2 –1 –18 –40

y = 1 . 981 x + 6 0. 197; r = 0. 998

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x y
100 2000
80 1798
60 1589
55 1580
40 1390
20 1202
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x 900 988 1000 1010 1200 1205
y 70 80 82 84 105 108

y = 0. 121 x 38.841 , r = 0.998

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Extensions

Graph f ( x ) = 0.5 x + 10. Pick a set of five ordered pairs using inputs x = −2 , 1 , 5 , 6 , 9 and use linear regression to verify that the function is a good fit for the data.

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Graph f ( x ) = 2 x 10. Pick a set of five ordered pairs using inputs x = −2 , 1 , 5 , 6 , 9 and use linear regression to verify the function.

( −2 , −6 ) , ( 1 , −12 ) , ( 5 , −20 ) , ( 6 , −22 ) , ( 9 , −28 ) ; Yes, the function is a good fit.

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For the following exercises, consider this scenario: The profit of a company decreased steadily over a ten-year span. The following ordered pairs shows dollars and the number of units sold in hundreds and the profit in thousands of over the ten-year span, (number of units sold, profit) for specific recorded years:

( 46 , 1 , 600 ) , ( 48 , 1 , 55 0 ) , ( 50 , 1 , 505 ) , ( 52 , 1 , 54 0 ) , ( 54 , 1 , 495 ) .

Use linear regression to determine a function P where the profit in thousands of dollars depends on the number of units sold in hundreds.

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Find to the nearest tenth and interpret the x -intercept.

( 189 .8 , 0 ) If 18,980 units are sold, the company will have a profit of zero dollars.

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Find to the nearest tenth and interpret the y -intercept.

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Real-world applications

For the following exercises, consider this scenario: The population of a city increased steadily over a ten-year span. The following ordered pairs shows the population and the year over the ten-year span, (population, year) for specific recorded years:

( 25 00 , 2000 ) , ( 265 0 , 2001 ) , ( 3000 , 2003 ) , ( 35 00 , 2006 ) , ( 42 00 , 2010 )

Use linear regression to determine a function y , where the year depends on the population. Round to three decimal places of accuracy.

y = 0.00587 x + 1985 .4 1

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Predict when the population will hit 8,000.

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For the following exercises, consider this scenario: The profit of a company increased steadily over a ten-year span. The following ordered pairs show the number of units sold in hundreds and the profit in thousands of over the ten year span, (number of units sold, profit) for specific recorded years:

( 46 , 25 0 ) , ( 48 , 3 05 ) , ( 50 , 35 0 ) , ( 52 , 39 0 ) , ( 54 , 41 0 ) .

Use linear regression to determine a function y , where the profit in thousands of dollars depends on the number of units sold in hundreds.

y = 2 0. 25 x 671 . 5

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Predict when the profit will exceed one million dollars.

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For the following exercises, consider this scenario: The profit of a company decreased steadily over a ten-year span. The following ordered pairs show dollars and the number of units sold in hundreds and the profit in thousands of over the ten-year span (number of units sold, profit) for specific recorded years:

( 46 , 25 0 ) , ( 48 , 225 ) , ( 50 , 2 05 ) , ( 52 , 18 0 ) , ( 54 , 165 ) .

Use linear regression to determine a function y , where the profit in thousands of dollars depends on the number of units sold in hundreds.

y = 1 0. 75 x + 742 . 5 0

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Predict when the profit will dip below the $25,000 threshold.

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Chapter review exercises

Linear Functions

Determine whether the algebraic equation is linear. 2 x + 3 y = 7

Yes

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Questions & Answers

An investment account was opened with an initial deposit of $9,600 and earns 7.4% interest, compounded continuously. How much will the account be worth after 15 years?
Kala Reply
lim x to infinity e^1-e^-1/log(1+x)
given eccentricity and a point find the equiation
Moses Reply
12, 17, 22.... 25th term
Alexandra Reply
12, 17, 22.... 25th term
Akash
College algebra is really hard?
Shirleen Reply
Absolutely, for me. My problems with math started in First grade...involving a nun Sister Anastasia, bad vision, talking & getting expelled from Catholic school. When it comes to math I just can't focus and all I can hear is our family silverware banging and clanging on the pink Formica table.
Carole
find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
I know this work
salma
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
Abhi
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
hmm
Abhi
is it a question of log
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Commplementary angles
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salma
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
y=10×
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