Based on this chart of data, what will be the resident U. S. population in 2010?
--Statistical Abstract of the United States
linear: sketch line approximately
linear: draw line through two data points
linear: linear regression of some sort
exponential: sketch curve by transformations
exponential: exponential regression
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Last updated 30 November, 2004