Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 3 - Section 3.2 - Introduction to Functions - Exercise Set: 100a

Answer

R(2)= 2.974 billion dollars, so the Boeing Company and subsidiaries are estimated to spend 2.974 billion dollars in 2007 on research and development (which is x=2 years after 2005).

Work Step by Step

We are given that the amount of money spent by the Boeing Company and subsidiaries on research and development annually is represented by the function $R(x)=.382x+2.21$, where x is the number of years after 2005. $R(2)=.382\times2+2.21=.764+2.21=2.974$ billion dollars
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