# The Coca-Cola Company had sales of $18,546 million in 1996 and $21,900 million in 2004. How would I use the Midpoint formula to estimate the sales in 1998, 2000, and 2002? Assume that the sales follow a linear pattern.

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#### Explanation:

We know the following points:

If we find the midpoint of these points, it will be at the assumed point for the year

The midpoint formula is as follows:

This can be restated as simply finding the average of the

The midpoint of the two points we've already established:

Thus, the estimated sales in

We can use the same logic to find

#((1996+2000)/2,(18546+20223)/2)rarrcolor(blue)((1998,19384.5)#

#((2000+2004)/2,(20223+21900)/2)rarrcolor(blue)((2002,21061.5)#