notes_4_-average_rate_of_change

# notes_4_-average_rate_of_change - IV Goal To find the...

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A. The population of the U.S. is a function of time. Year Population in millions Year Population in millions 1800 5.3 1900 76.2 1820 9.6 1920 106.0 1840 17.1 1940 132.2 1860 31.4 1960 179.3 1880 50.2 1980 226.5 1. Is this an increasing or decreasing function? 2. What is the total (net) change in the population between 1800 and 1980? 3. What was the average rate of change in the US population from 1800 to 1980? Include units on your answer. 4. What was the average rate of change in the US population from 1900 to 1980? Include units on your answer. 5. The average rate of change in ( 29 x f between x = a and x = b is B. When a bowl of hot soup is left in a room, the soup eventually cools down to the temperature of the room. The temperature of the soup T is a function of time t. The table below shows the temperature of the soup t minutes after it was set down. t (minutes)

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## This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course CHEM 102 taught by Professor Freeman during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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