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4 items are filed under this topic.    Page1/1            An exponential equation 2010-10-19 From Sandi:Question from sandi, a student: I have several questions similar to this one and was wondering if you could walk me through this one. I'm totally lost on how to do it. Paramecia reproduce by splitting in two. In a laboratory flask, a colony of paramecia had an initial population of 500. Each day, the population of the paramecia was counted. The results are as listed. Time (in days)------Population 0-----------------------500 1-----------------------600 2-----------------------720 3-----------------------864 4----------------------1037 5---------------------1244 6---------------------1493 7----------------------1792 8---------------------2150 1.)Using graphing calculator make a scatter plot of the data in table. I think I did this part right I set my window at Xmin=0 Xmax=10 Xscl=1 Ymin=0 Ymax=2500 Yscl=100 Xres=1 2.) Determine an exponential equation to represent the population as a function of time without using a graphing calculator.I have no clue how to do this. 3.)Suppose the flask and food supply is large enough to support the trend of the population growth. Estimate the population of the colony when the time is 10 days.Answered by Penny Nom.     A linear model 2008-05-09 From Shelby:How would you write a linear model to represent the population of a city that has a population of 547,725 and a growth rate of -25,195 per year with t represents the number of years since 1994?Answered by Penny Nom.     Conservation, consumption and population growth 2001-06-04 From Steve:I'm trying to quantify the relation between conservation/consumption and population growth. For instance let's consider California: The 2000 census states that California's population grew from 29,760* in 4-1990 to 33,871 in 4-2000. I want to find r or rate of growth per year. Based on the exponential growth formula for population growth: ... Answered by Penny Nom.     Population growth 2001-05-01 From Gina:Suppose the population of a country increases at a steady rate of 3% a year. If the population is 50 million at a certain time, what will it be 25 years later? Define the recurrence relation that solves this problem. Answered by Penny Nom.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français