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1-197.

The population of Smalltown on January 1

^{st}for 5 years is shown in the table below. Homework Help ✎Write a slope statement for the given data.

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

Approximate the rate of increase of the population on January 1

^{st}, 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.