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The population of a small town in central
Florida has shown a linear decline in the
years 1989-1998. In 1989 the population
was 41500 people. In 1998 it was 35650
people.
A) Write a linear equation expressing the
population of the town, P, as a function of
t, the number of years since 1989.
Answer:
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B) If the town is still experiencing a linear
decline, what will the population be in
2000?
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The population of a small town in central Florida has shown a linear decline in the years 1989-1998. In 1989 the population was 41500 people. In 1998 it was 35650 people. A) Write a linear equation expressing the population of the town, P, as a function of t, the number of years since 1989. Answer: Preview B) If the town is still experiencing a linear decline, what will the population be in 2000?

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Step 1

t = number of years since 1989

So at 1989 , t=1989-1989=0

At 1998, t=1998-1989=9

So the coordinates are (0,41500) and (9,35650)

Step 2

We make an equation of the line joining (0,41500) a...

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