Study Set:
+15 Math Questions for SAT Prep - Group 2

The mean number of students per classroom, y, at Central High School can be estimated using the equation y=0.8636x+27.227. where x represents the number of years since 2004 and x ≤ 10. Which of the following statements is the best interpretation of the number 0.8636 in the context of this problem?

The estimated mean number of students per classroom in 2004

The estimated mean number of students per classroom in 2014

The estimated yearly decrease in the mean number of students per classroom

The estimated yearly increase in the mean number of students per classroom