### Home > CC3 > Chapter 2 > Lesson 2.1.5 > Problem 2-53

Sketch this graph on your paper. If Company A started out with more profit than Company B, determine which line represents A and which represents B. Label the lines appropriately.

Company A's line should have a greater

*y*-intercept, since they started with more profit than Company B.See the graph below.

In how many years will both companies have the same profit?

Find where the two lines intersect.

3 years

Determine the

*x*-coordinate for this point.Approximately what will that profit be?

The profit is the

*y*-coordinate of the intercept. Each tick mark represents $10,000.Which company’s profits are growing more quickly? How can you tell?

Growth is related to how steep a line is. Which line is steeper?