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The graph at right shows the profits for a computer company. The horizontal axis represents quarters during a two year period. The vertical axis shows profits in millions of dollars. 

  1. During this time period the company had a major failure in its primary computer line. When did this happen?

    In the second year, or the fifth quarter.

  2. What appears to be the current trend for the company?

    The company is currently experiencing an upswing.

  3. Estimate the net profits for the two year period (start from the first quarter).


First & fourth quadrants with continuous linear piecewise graph, starting at (0, comma 3), turning at the following points:(1, comma 4), (2, comma 0), (3, comma 5), (4, comma 5), (5, comma negative 4), (6, comma negative 2), (7, comma 2), ending at (8, comma 3).