U.S. population

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

logistic regression

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Last updated 30 November, 2004