Modeling Obesity Obesity is a serious problem in the United States and is expected to get worse. Being overweight increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and many other ailments. The table gives the per-cent of Americans who arc obese for selected years from 1990 and projected to 2030.
Find a logarithmic function that models the data, with x equal to the number of years after 1980 and y equal to the percent. Report the model with 3 significant digits.
Use the reported model to find the instantaneous rate of change of obesity.
At what rate is obesity projected to increase in 2020?
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