College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 132: 1


($x + 658.6$) billions

Work Step by Step

Since $x$ represents the budget already in billions of dollars, we can take that as its unit of measuremnent, as in "$x$ billions". Since the budget for defense exceeded that of Education by 658.6 billions, we simply have to add the two, and give them the unit of billions: Defense Budget: $$(x + 658.6) billions$$
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