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Estimating the rate at which the total personal income of a town is rising 
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
In this exercise we estimate the rate at which the total personal income is rising in the RichmondPetersburg, Virginia, metropolitan area. In 1999, the population of this area was 961,400, and the population was increasing at roughly 9200 people per year. The average annual income was $30,593 per capita, and this average was increasing at about $1400 per year (a little above the national average of about $1225 yearly). Use the Product Rule and these figures to estimate the rate at which total personal income was rising in the RichmondPetersburg area in 1999. Explain the meaning of each term in the Product Rule. 2. Relevant equations Product Rule: (fg)' = fg' + gf' 3. The attempt at a solution I haven't gotten very far at all. I've taken all the figures given and written them out into a table, like so: year: 1999 population: 961,400 population growth: 9200 people/year avg. annual income per capita: $30,593 avg. income growth: $1400/year national avg. income growth: $1225/year So that's what's given. I'm told I need to use the Power Rule, which I understand. What I do not understand is where to begin. I tried to see what f(x) and g(x) will be here but can't wrap my head around it. Pointers would be appreciated. Thanks! 


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