Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

The hourly minimum wage (in dollars) was 0.25 in 1938. We can look at the graph to determine that the y-coordinate that corresponds to the year 2011 is 7.25. Therefore, the hourly minimum wage has increased from 0.25 in 1938 to 7.25 in 2011. $7.25-0.25=7.00$