Mathematics

January 12, 2016

Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited

in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home

page for specific format requirements.

a. Use the numbers shown in the bar graph below to find the total cost of tuition and fees at public colleges for a four year period

from the school year ending in 2007 through the school year ending in 2010.

b. The model an = 395n + 5419 describes the cost of tuition and fees at public colleges in academic year n, where n = 1 corresponds to

the school year ending in 2007, n = 2 to the school year ending in 2008, and so on.

1) Use this model and the formula for Sn to find the total cost of tuition and fees at public colleges for a four-year period from the

school year ending in 2007 through the school year ending in 2010.

2) How does this compare with the actual sum you obtained in part (a)?