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Population Decline

SATMAT-NOEEYJ

The scatterplot above shows the recorded sea lion populations on Bellavista Island for each year since $2001$.

According to the scatterplot and exponential best-fit curve, which of the following statements are true?

A

The sea lion population was $25$ in $2001$ and is predicted to be $6$ in $2016$.

B

The sea lion population was $1900$ in $2004$ and is predicted to drop below $300$ in $2024$.

C

The sea lion population was $1500$ in $2008$ and is predicted to fall below $500$ in $2020$.

D

The sea lion population decreased by $200$ between $2004$ and $2005$.