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# The population of a small mining town was 13 700 in 2000

Last updated: 1/26/2024

The population of a small mining town was 13 700 in 2000 Each year the population decreases by an average of 5 a Explain why the situation described is an example of exponential decay b Write an exponential function that models this situation Explain each part of the equation c Use your equation to estimate when the population will drop below 5000