# Example 2

- Author:
- Walch Education

The principal at Park High School records the total number of students each year. The following table 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 the given function on the coordinate plane.
- Compare the graph of the function to the scatter plot of the data.
- Use the equation to answer the question.