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12-93.

Jeremiah inherited his grandmother’s very large coin collection at the end of the year 2000. Since then, he has been giving away or selling the coins from the collection. The table below shows the decreasing number of coins in his collection for the past six years. Homework Help ✎

Year

# of Coins

2000

1617

2001

1552

2002

1498

2003

1453

2004

1401

2005

1344

Find the equation of a line that best fits Jeremiah’s data.

At this rate, when should Jeremiah expect to be out of coins?

Use the line of best fit from part (a) to determine when the number of coins will equal 0.

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