# Trends, Forecasting and Curve-Fitting

Picture this-

2001----------------128

2002-----------------192

2003----------------288

2004-----------------432

2005-----------------648

How many catfish will there be in 2006?

Please explain and give me a strategy for solving this problem?

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#### Solution Preview

We can use the exponential population growth function:

P(t) = P(0)*e^kt

where P(0) is the initial population, k is a constant, and t is the time frame.

In our problem we can assume P(0) = 128. That means our time frame starts in the ...

#### Solution Summary

A curve is found to fit given data and to make a forecast.

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