Question

Jack bought a car for $17,500. the car loses$750 in value each year. which equation represents the situation?

1. thongdat2
The equation that represents the given situation is aₙ = -750n + 18250.

### What is an equation?

• An equation is a mathematical statement formed by two expressions connected by an equal symbol.
• Depending on the degree of the variable the equations are classified into many types.

### Calculation:

It is given that,
Jack bought a car for $17,500 The car losses$750 in value each year.
So, the first term is calculated by the expression,
18250 – 750 = 17500
Thus, for the nth term, we can write
18250 – 750n = aₙ
⇒ aₙ = -750n + 18250
Thus, the required equation that represents the situation is aₙ = -750n + 18250.