# Show given function is a good estimate and make prediction

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- Mathguru, Walch Education

The principal at Park High School records the total number of students each year. The table below shows the number of students for each of the last 8 years.
Create a scatter plot showing the relationship between the year and the total number of students.
Show that the function is a good estimate for the relationship between the year and the population.
Approximately how many students will attend the high school in year 9?

- Plot each point on the coordinate plane.
- Graph
on the coordinate plane. - Compare the graph of the function to the scatter plot of the data.
- Use the function to estimate the population in year 9.