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2-124.

The table below shows the total population of Mexico for specific years. Homework Help ✎

Year

Population
(millions)

1900

13.6

1910

15.2

1920

14.4

1930

16.6

1940

19.8

1950

26.3

1960

35.0

1970

50.7

1980

69.7

1990

87.8

2000

100.3

2010

113.7

  1. Recall that average rate of change is calculated by determining the slope between two points. What is the average rate of change for the population from 1900 to 1950?

    The average rate of change is the slope between two points.
    Calculate the slope between and .
    Pay attention to the units.

  2. What is the average rate of change from 1960 to 2010?

  3. Given your answers in parts (a) and (b), for which time period is the population growth rate higher? Explain.