Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Section 3.1 - Graphing Equations - Exercise Set: 81



Work Step by Step

The broken-line graph shows that the minimum hourly wage (in dollars) increases to above 5.00 for the first time in 1997. The minimum hourly wage in 1996 is 4.75 (which is the y-coordinate associated with the year 1996). The minimum hourly wage in 1997 is 5.15. Therefore, the minimum hourly wage jumped .40 in 1997 to 5.15, which is the first year with a corresponding y-coordinate above 5.00.
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