Q:

# The level of CO2 emissions, f(x), in metric tons, from the town of Fairfax x years after they started recording is shown in the table below.

Accepted Solution

A:
1) The average increase in the level of CO2 emissions per year from years 2 to 4 is:
Average=[f(4)-f(2)]/(4-2)=(29,172.15-26,460)/2=2,712.15/2=1,356.075 metric tons. The first is false.

2) The average increase in the level of CO2 emissions per year from years 6 to 8 is:
Average=[f(8)-f(6)]/(8-6)=(35,458.93-32,162.29)/2=3,296.64/2=1,648.32 metric tons. The second is false.

3) The average increase in the level of CO2 emissions per year from years 4 to 6 is:
Average=[f(6)-f(4)]/(6-4)=(32,162.29-29,172.15)/2=2,990.14/2=1,495.07 metric tons. The third is false.

4) The average increase in the level of CO2 emissions per year from years 8 to 10 is:
Average=[f(10)-f(8)]/(10-8)=(39,093.47-35,458.93)/2=3,634.54/2=1,817.27 metric tons. The fourth is true.

Answer: Fourth option: The average increase in the level of CO2 emissions per year from years 8 to 10 is 1,817.27 metric tons.