Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set: 126a

Answer

$7.98$ billion pounds of cheese

Work Step by Step

We are given that the function $f(x)=.0007x^{2}+.24x+7.98$ can be used to approximate the total cheese production in the United States from 2000 to 2009, where x is the number of years after 2000 and $y=f(x)$ is pounds of cheese (in billions). To approximate the number of pounds of cheese produced in the US in 2000, we will use $x=0$. $f(0)=.0007(0)^{2}+.24(0)+7.98=7.98$ billion pounds of cheese
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