A company earned a profit of $8.0 million each year for 3 consecutive years. For each of the next 2 years the company earned a profit of $9.0 million. For this 5-year period, what was the company's average yearly profit, in millions of dollars?

A.) 8.2

B.) 8.25

C.) 8.4

D.) 8.5

E.) 8.6

A.) 8.2

B.) 8.25

C.) 8.4

D.) 8.5

E.) 8.6

**To find the average of a group of terms, add the terms and divide by the number of terms.**

8 + 8 + 8 + 9 + 9

--------------------- = average {added profits and divided by the number of profits}

5

42

---- = average {added in numerator}

5

= 8.4 {divided}

**C.) 8.4**

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