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The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census every

How many people would the Census Bureau have expected to count in the

census? Write an exponential equation to help you solve this problem.

million people 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.

The actual

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.