## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

2015 is 15 years after 2000 so $x=15$. Substitute 15 to $x$ in the given equation to have: $\\y=140,242(1.083)^x \\y=140,242(1.083)^{15} \\y=463,772.4498 \\y\approx 463,772$