# Modeling Obesity Obesity ( BMI ≥ 30 ) 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?

### Mathematical Applications for the ...

11th Edition
Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305108042

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### Mathematical Applications for the ...

11th Edition
Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305108042
Chapter 11.1, Problem 53E
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## Modeling Obesity Obesity ( BMI ≥ 30 ) 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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