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The population of Smalltown on January 1st for 5 years is shown in the table at right. Homework Help ✎

  1. Write a slope statement for the given data.

  2. Calculate the average rate of change per year in the population between 2011 and 2015.

  3. Approximate the rate of change of the population on January 1st, 2014. Explain how you got your answer.

2011

2300

2012

2415

2013

2536

2014

2663

2015

2796

The slope is always positive and getting steeper.

The average rate of growth is the change in people divided by the years that passed.

Find the average rate of population increase between 1995 and 1997.