Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

We are given that the amount of money spent by the Boeing Company and subsidiaries on research and development annually is represented by the function $R(x)=.382x+2.21$, where x is the number of years after 2005. 2014 is 9 years after 2005, so x=9. $R(9)=.382\times9+2.21=3.438+2.21=5.648$ billion dollars