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The accompanying data were compiled by the admissions office of a certain college during the past 5 years. The data relate the number of college brochures and follow-up letters (*x*) sent to a preselected list of high school juniors who took the PSAT and the number of completed applications (*y*) received from these students (both measured in thousands).

Brochures Sent, x |
1.1 | 2 | 3.8 | 5 | 6.2 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Applications Completed, y |
0.3 | 0.5 | 1 | 1.25 | 1.6 |

(a) Derive an equation of the straight line that passes through the points (2, 0.5) and (5, 1.25).

*y* =

(b) Use this equation to predict the number of completed applications that might be expected if 8000 brochures and follow-up letters are sent out during the next year.

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(b) Use this equation to predict the number of completed applications that might be expected if 8000 brochures and follow-up letters are sent out during the next year.

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