IF YOU KNOW IT, IF NOT DONT BOTHER>>>>HERE’S MY FOR ALGEBRAINS.

1. The following table shows the minimum wage rates for the United States during different years.

Year 1978 1979 1980 1990 1991 1996 1997 2007 2008 2009

Minimum hourly wage ($) 2.65 2.90 3.35 3.80 4.25 4.75 5.15 5.85 6.55 7.25

(a) Write the least squares regression equation that models the data. Let x equal time in years since 1900 and let y equal minimum hourly wage.

(b) Use the equation to estimate the minimum hourly wage of a US worker in 2025. Show your work.

A AND B