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Predicting Next Year's Population

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Summary

This project has students use current population factors to predict the next five years' population for a chosen country from the CIA's "World Factbook."

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Context for Use

This activity can be used in any course that discusses exponential functions.

Description and Teaching Materials

This project has students use current population factors to build an exponential growth model $$p(t)=p_0 e^{\alpha t}$$. Students then predict the next five years' population for a country chosen from the CIA's "World Factbook." Predicting Next Year's Population (Acrobat (PDF) 14kB Mar17 13)

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