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In \( 2007 \) , the government of some country fac...

In \( 2007 \) , the government of some country faced the prospect of paying out more and more in Programs A, B, and C. The line graphs below show the costs of these entitlement programs, in billions of dollars, from \( 2007 \) through \( 2016 \) (projected). \

a. Find the slope of the line segment representing Program A. Describe what this means in terms of rate of change. The slope is \( 41.8 \) . (Type an integer or decimal rounded to one decimal place as needed.) Describe what this means in terms of rate of change. Select the correct choice below and fill in the answer box to complete your choice. A. The cost of Program A is projected to increase at a rate of approximately \( \$ \square \) billion per year. B. The cost of Program A is projected to decrease at a rate of approximately \( \$ \square \) billion per year. C. The cost of Program \( A \) is approximately \( \$ \square \) billion each year. 

Answer

41.8

A  50

Solution
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