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**asweet1** I need to know how to estimate the instantaneous rate of population growth of a month. In the previous question i was asked to find the average rare of population growth which i believe would be to just find the slope. ( Is that correct?

In order to find the instantaneous rate of population growth of a month I believe you have to find the slope of the tangent line. so do I just find a tangent line and estimate to coordinates and use the slope fomula?

When i did this i got a fraction of 70/8. Can ths slope be a fracton when it comes to population growth?