CCSS IP Math III 4B.4.4 Example 2

The rabbit population at Evergreen Farms has been increasing rapidly. The population at various times is given in the following table, in which the time is the number of months since the rabbits were first brought to the farm. Write a function model to reflect this data and check the function’s fit by creating a residual plot. Use the function to predict the rabbit population after 16 months.