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A Deeper Look at Exponential Functions

Upon initial inspection of the scatter plot, Khalid believes that a linear model may be the best fit.

This graph is a scatter plot displaying the growth of bacteria over the period of twenty-five minutes.  The graph is titled 'Bacteria Growth.'  The horizontal axis is labeled 'Time (in minutes) and extends from negative 3 to 28.  The vertical axis is labeled 'Number of Bacteria' and extends from negative 5 to 60.  The graph displays the following ordered pairs:  (0, 30), (5, 34), (10, 40), (15, 45), (20, 52), and (25, 60).

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