Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 8 Rational Functions - 8.6 Solve Rational Equations - Guided Practice for Example 6 - Page 592: 11


Approximately $2$ years after $1995$.

Work Step by Step

Following the example, our equation is: $4.5=\frac{848t^2+3220}{115t^2+1000}\\4.5(115t^2+1000)=848t^2+3220\\517.5t^2+4500=848t^2+3220\\1280=330.5t^2\\3.87\approx t^2\\t\approx1.97$ (because $t$ cannot be negative) Thus the sales were $4.5$ billion approximately $2$ years after $1995$.
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