# 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    6.2Applications 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. applications

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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 Applications Completed, y 1.1 2 3.8 5 6.2 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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