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In a certain country, the percentage of the population relocating to a new 

town is given by the following function: 

 ( ) 

Time is zero (t = 0) corresponds to the year 1960. 

1. Find the rate at which people relocated during the year of your birth. (If 

you were born before 1960, please use 1960 as your birth-year)

2. Find the relocation rate of today. 

What does this tell you about the country’s population? Is there a peak 

(max) relocation year? Do you think this model is appropriate for predicting 

population movement? Why or why not? Share and compare calculations 

and analysis with another classmate.

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