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Question 1

The population of a small town in central Florida has shown a linear decline in the years 1985-1996. In 1985 the population was 27200 people. In 1996 it was 25000 people.

A)  Write a linear equation expressing the population of the town, P, as a function of t, the number of years since 1985.
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B)  If the town is still experiencing a linear decline, what will the population be in 1998?