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**asweet1** My calculus book gives me the formula for a human population as 906e^0.008(t-1800) I am supose to find out the population for 2010.

here is the chart

year 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000

People (millions) 2300 2520 3020 3700 4450 5300 6090

I tried to plug these numbers in but did not get anything close to these numbers I am lost.

Some additional info: The table is longer it actually gives 20 centuries but the ones above are the last few. t=time and g(t) is population. PLEASE HELP . The book says the answr is 4.86 billion people but I don't understand.

The actual question is what does the approximate population function p given predict for the year 2010?

p(t)=906e^0.008(t-1800)