The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census every
How many people would the Census Bureau have expected to count in the
Write an exponential equation to help you solve this problem.
If the Census Bureau had conducted a count in
, how many people would it have expected to count?
Refer to part (a), but change it to fit this situation.
census put the population at million people. What is the residual? What does it mean?
Is this less than or greater than the expected amount?
What does that tell you about the population growth?
The residual is
million. Population growth has slowed.