## Esmy 3 years ago Suppose a computer virus begins by infecting 8 computers in the first hour after it is released. Each hour after that, each newly infected computer causes 8 more computers to become infected. The function y = 8x models this situation. Make a table with integer values of x from 1 to 4.

1. Esmy

this is my answer f(x) x 8 1 16 2 24 3 32 4

2. pratu043

Are you asking whether its correct?

3. Esmy

yes lol is my work correct?

4. Esmy

If not can you explain :/

5. pratu043

yep its right.

6. Esmy

it also say to Make a table with integer values of x from 1 to 4.

7. Esmy

so how would the table look? :O

8. Esmy

y(1)=8*1 y(2)=8*2=16 y(3)=8*3=24 y(4)=8*4=32 f(x) x 8 1 16 2 24 3 32 4 It should look like this?

9. Esmy

I'm right anyone ?help what is the answer

10. ash2326

@Esmy After first hour 8 systems got affected after second hour each of the 8 will affect 8 more so=>$$8\times 8$$ so it's actually $$y=8^x$$, x represents no. of hours x y 1 $$8^1$$ 2 $$8^2$$=> 8*8 3 $$8^3$$=>8*8*8 and so on

11. Esmy

Ohhh... So then thats the table I know what I did wrong.

12. ash2326

you got it now?

13. imakebots

I think it would be something like exponential growth, I agree with @ash2326

14. Esmy

yes i got it :)

15. Esmy

thanks for the explanation to help me understand

16. ash2326

You're welcome @Esmy Yeah it's exponential growth @imakebots