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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepride View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    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??
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepride View Post
    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) = ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    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!
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