SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 669: Answer and Explanation
The scatterplot above shows the annual revenue for each of the individual retail stores operated by a clothing company for each year from 2004 through 2012. Based on the line of best fit to the data shown, which of the following is closest to the average annual increase in revenue per store?
- A. $5,000
- B. $50,000
- C. $100,000
- D. $500,000
Correct Answer: B
Data Analysis (scatterplot) MEDIUM
We want to find the slope of the line of best fit because it represents the average annual increase in revenue per store. Although the question asks about the years 2004 and 2012, we can choose ANY two points on this line to find its slope. We should choose points on the line of best fit that are easy to calculate with, such as (2005, $300,000) and (2011, $600,000).