# K How wide is the chasm between what men and women earn in

Last updated: 9/18/2023

K How wide is the chasm between what men and women earn in the workplace According to a 2015 analysis from a national women s group women lose 435 049 over the course of a career because of the pay gap The bar graph to the right Average Yearly Earnings in the shows the average earnings in the United States for men and women at ages 24 and 60 This exercise involves the graphs of by Gender Age models for the data shown in the rectangular coordinate system to the right Complete parts a through c below 70 60 Men 50 Women This question 1 point s possible W x Use integers or decimals for any numbers in the expression Round to two decimal places as needed Average Yearly Earnings 1000s M age 36 thousand Type an integer or decimal rounded to one decimal place as needed Next find the average yearly earnings for women at age 36 W age 36 thousand Type an integer or decimal rounded to one decimal place as needed 40 30 24 Age 60 Average Yearly Earnings 1000s 70 60 30 62 50 0 26 40 30 20 10 a Use the two points for men shown on the graph to find a function in the form M x mx b that models average yearly earnings for men x years after age 24 M x Use integers or decimals for any numbers in the expression Round to two decimal places as needed b Use the two points for women shown on the graph to find a function in the form W x mx b that models average yearly earnings for women x years after age 24 0 0 22 Submit qu Men 30 38 Women 0 10 20 30 40 50 Years after Age 24 c Use the models in parts a and b to find the average yearly earnings for men and women at age 36 How are these values shown on the graphs of the models for the data What is the difference between earnings for men and women at that age Start by finding the average yearly earnings for men at age 36