Population Trends In China

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The following table shows the population of China from 1950 to 1995.
Year Population in Millions 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995

554.8

609.0

657.5

729.2

830.7

927.8

998.9

1070.0

1155.3

1220.5

Define all relevant variables and parameters clearly. Use technology to plot the data points from the table on a graph. The variables are: Year as the independent variable and Population in millions as the dependent variable. Also, variables that we will take as constants include Population size and Population growth (birth and death rates, immigration and emigration).
Population Trends in China
1300.0 1200.0 1100.0 1000.0 Population 900.0 Population in Millions 800.0 700.0 600.0 500.0 400.0 1950

1960

1970 Year

1980

1990

Comment on any apparent trends shown in the graph. What types of functions could model the behaviour of the graph? Explain your choices.0 600. Population Trends in China 1300.0 800.0 1950 Population in Millions Expon.0 400. relatively large error margin on certain points.0 700.0 1200.0 1100.0 500. Exponential: Trend: Rising in a curve.0 Population 900.0 1000. (Population in Millions) 1960 1970 Year 1980 1990 Linear: Trend: .