Almost 2 million persons per year visit wondrous Glacier National Park. Due to the weather, monthly park attendance figures varied widely during a recent year:

A. Notice that park attendance is lower in December than in January, despite a 42.4% average rate of growth in monthly attendance. How is that possible?
B. Suppose the data described in the table measured park attendance over a number of years rather than during a single year. Explain how the arithmetic average annual rate of growth gives a misleading picture of the growth in parkattendance.

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