. The first census of the United States was taken on August 2, 1790; the population then was...

. The first census of the United States was taken on August
2, 1790; the population then was 3,929,214. Since then, a census has been
taken every ten years. The next census gave a U.S. population of 5,308,483.*

a. Use these data to develop the mathematical model
that represents the population of the United States.

b. Which prediction would be more accurate: U.S. population
in 1810 or in 1990? Why?

c. Use the model to predict the U.S. population in 1810 and
in 2000. (The actual populations were 7,239,881 and 281,421,906.)