A town’s population has been declining in recent years. The table shows the population since 1980. Is this data consistent with


A town’s population has been declining in recent years. The table shows the population since 1980. Is this
data consistent with an exponential function? Complete the explanation. If so, predict the population for
2010 assuming the trend holds.
Year
Population
1980
8000
1990
6400
2000
5120
2010
The ratio between successive function values is
exponential function.
, so this (select) consistent with an
The predicted population for 2010, assuming the trend holds, is


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