# Thread: Word problem

1. ## Word problem

In 1992, the average cost of a ticket on a privately-owned airline was $139. This amount has increased by approximately$72 yearly. How much should you expect to pay for a ticket on this airline in the year 2009?

2. Originally Posted by thepride
In 1992, the average cost of a ticket on a privately-owned airline was $139. This amount has increased by approximately$72 yearly. How much should you expect to pay for a ticket on this airline in the year 2009?
2009 - 1992 = 17 years of increases

3. Originally Posted by skeeter
2009 - 1992 = 17 years of increases
well i know its 17 years of increase but how do i find out how much i will be paying in 2009 though??

4. Originally Posted by thepride
well i know its 17 years of increase but how do i find out how much i will be paying in 2009 though??
In 1992, theaverage cost of a ticket on a privately-owned airline was $139. This amount has increased by approximately$72 yearly ...

$139 + 17($72) = ?

5. Originally Posted by skeeter
In 1992, theaverage cost of a ticket on a privately-owned airline was $139. This amount has increased by approximately$72 yearly ...

$139 + 17($72) = ?
1363??? wow i didnt think it was that simple. ok thank you very much!