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12-93.
  1. 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

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

    2. 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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