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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 16.3 million workers in the year 2000 and 14.9 million workers in 2010. Consider

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asked 2021-05-03
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 16.3 million workers in the year 2000 and 14.9 million workers in 2010. Consider the change in union workers to be linear and write an equation expressing the number y of union workers in terms of x of years since 2010.

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2021-05-04
The ordered pairs in this problem would be (0, 14900000) and (-10, 16300000). Using the slope equation, we find that slope is -140000. By plugging in slope and one of the points, we find that the linear equation is y = -140000x + 14900000.
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