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In 1998, Terre Haute, Indiana had a population of people. In 2000, the population had dropped to . City officials expect the population to level off eventually at .

  1. What kind of function would best model the population over time?

    Which functions level off eventually?

    An exponential function with an asymptote at y = 60,000 would be the best model.

  2. Write an equation that would model the changing population over time.