Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1-4 - Cumulative Review - Page 301: 38


It increases at .1 billion (or 100 million) dollars per year.

Work Step by Step

To find the rate of change of the retail loss due to theft, we use the equation for slope. Letting 2008 be time equals zero, we find: $$\quad \mathrm{Slope}=\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1} \\ m=\frac{16.2-15.9}{3-0} \\ m=.1$$
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