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1-197.
  1. The population of Smalltown on January 1st for 5 years is shown in the table below. Homework Help ✎

    1. Write a slope statement for the given data.

    2. Find the average rate of growth of the population between 1995 and 1999.

    3. Approximate the rate of increase of the population on January 1st, 1998. Explain how you got your answer.

    1995

    2300

    1996

    2415

    1997

    2536

    1998

    2663

    1999

    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.