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116c) and 116d)

116. Vehicle Sales In 2009 new motor vehicle sales in the
United States were 10,602 thousand. In 2013 the figure
had increased to 15,844 thousand.
(a) Find a linear function P(x) = ax + b that models
the number of vehicle sales x years after 2009.
A (b) Interpret the slope of the graph of y = P(x).
(c) Use P(x) to approximate the number of vehicle sales
in 2011.
(d) Assuming the model continued past 2013, what would
be the number of sales in 2015?
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116. Vehicle Sales In 2009 new motor vehicle sales in the United States were 10,602 thousand. In 2013 the figure had increased to 15,844 thousand. (a) Find a linear function P(x) = ax + b that models the number of vehicle sales x years after 2009. A (b) Interpret the slope of the graph of y = P(x). (c) Use P(x) to approximate the number of vehicle sales in 2011. (d) Assuming the model continued past 2013, what would be the number of sales in 2015?

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Substitute a and point in linear equation.

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Part (c):

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