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**melliep** Now, I KNOW I'm being idiotic when it comes to this problem. I'm sure it's very simple I'm just not sure how to go about it.

The population, P, of China, in billions, can be approximated by the function P = 1.267(1.007)^t, where t is the number of years since the start of 2000. According to this model, approximately how fast is the population growing at the start of 2000 and at the start of 2002? Give your answers in millions of people per year to 1 decimal place. (Note: For this problem use h = 0.01 in your calculations.)

Beginning of 2000= _____ million people/year

Beginning of 2002= _____ million people/year