The accompanying table shows the operating revenue, in millions of dollars, of wired and wireless telecommunications carriers in the United States in the given year.

Year Wired Wireless
2005 205.7 140.0
2006 195.6 157.5
2007 197.0 173.8
2008 194.8 184.8

Calculate the regression line for each type of carrier. (Let t be the time in years since 2005, R be the operating revenue of wired carriers and L be the revenue of wireless carriers. Round your regression parameters to two decimal places.) 

R =  

L =  

Determine the revenue level at which the two lines cross. Round your answer for the revenue level to one decimal place. 
_________ million dollars

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The above spreadsheet shows the data and statistical calculations. The linear regression equations are:

R=202.97-3.13t and L=141.42+15.07t.

The two lines intersect when

202.97-3.13t=141.42+15.07t, 202.97-141.42=15.07t+3.13t,

61.55=18.2t, so t=3.38, the equal revenues are $192.4 million.

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