You had $10,000 to invest. You put x dollars in a safe, government-insured certificate of deposit paying 5% per year. You invested the remainder of the money in noninsured corporate bonds paying 12% per year. Your total interest earned at the end of the year is given by the algebraic expression .
a. Simplify the algebraic expression.
b. Use each form of the algebraic expression to determine your total interest earned at the end of the year if you invested $6000 in the safe, government-insured certificate of deposit.