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The equation y=-1777x+27,153 can be used to predict the number y of gun deaths in the United States x year after 2000, that is, x=0 corresponds to 2000, x=2 corresponds with 2002, x=5 corresponds to 2005, and so on. Predict the number of gun deaths in 2005 and 2007. In what year will the number of gun deaths be 12,937?

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  1. There is no answer. x would have to be less than zero which is beyond the bounds where the equation is valid.

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