   Chapter 13.2, Problem 71E ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742

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Section ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742
Textbook Problem

# Depreciation The purchase value of an office computer is $12 , 500 . Its annual depreciation is$ 1875 . Find the value of the computer after 6 years.

To determine

To find:

The value of the computer after 6 years.

Explanation

Given:

Purchase value of the computer is $12,500. Annual depreciation$1875

Approach:

Show that value of computer in consecutive years forms an arithmetic sequence.

Calculation:

Annual depreciation, d=$1875 Purchase value, a=$12,500

So the value of computer forms the sequence:

which is an arithmetic sequence with first term a and common difference d

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