   Chapter 2.3, Problem 53E

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Cost of the Health-Care Bill The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the health-care bill passed by the Senate in November 2009. combined with a package of revisions known as the reconciliation bill, will result in a cost by year t (in billions of dollars) of f ( t ) = { 5 if  0 ≤ t < 2 − 0.5278 t 3 + 3.012 t 2 + 49.23 t − 103.29 if  2 ≤ t ≤ 8 where t is measured in years, with t = 0 corresponding to 2010. What will be the cost of the health-care bill by 2011? By 2015?Source: U.S. Congressional Budget Office.

To determine
The cost of the health care for the given year.

Explanation

Given:

The health care bill passed by senate in a cost by year t is

f(t)={5if0t20.5278t3+3.012t2+49.23t103

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