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**jccurtis** Here is my question and answer. Let me know if I am anywhere close people.

The average yearly earnings for males holding a bachelors degree is given by the linear function: f(x) = 828x + 32,134 where x is the number of years since 1996 that a person graduated.

a) Find the average earnings for males receiving a bachelor's degree in 1998

f(x)=828 (2) + 32,134

f(x)=1656 + 32,134

f(x)=33,790 average earnings

b) Predict the average earnings for males receiving a bachelor's degree in 2005

f(x)=828 (9) + 32,134

f(x)=7452 + 32,134

f(x)=39,586 average earnings