A. the total amount of the budget given to the country
In order to know the answer, you have to check what the<em> y-axis</em> represents. In the graph above, it represents the "Budget Remaining," which is expressed in <em>thousands of dollars. </em>On the other hand, the<em> x-axis</em> represents the "Time," which is expressed in<em> months</em>.
Point (0,18) shows the total amount of the budget for the Cultural Events in the country. It starts at 18,000 dollars and decreases as months pass by. This is shown by the graph's <em>"negative slope."</em> This means that<u> as the number of months increases, the amount of money decreases.</u>