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Peter's chickens got the bird flu and he is rying to stop the epidemic. He knows that the function
f(t) = 300 / ( 15  20e^(0.07t) )
describes the number of his chickens who are sick t weeks after the initial outbreak.
(a) How many chickens became sick when the flu epidemic has began?
I got 60 for my answer, which doesn't seem right
(b) In how many weeks will 100 chickens be sick?
i got roughly 7.3 weeks
(c) What is the maximum number of chickens that will become ill?
 one year ago
 one year ago
Peter's chickens got the bird flu and he is rying to stop the epidemic. He knows that the function f(t) = 300 / ( 15  20e^(0.07t) ) describes the number of his chickens who are sick t weeks after the initial outbreak. (a) How many chickens became sick when the flu epidemic has began? I got 60 for my answer, which doesn't seem right (b) In how many weeks will 100 chickens be sick? i got roughly 7.3 weeks (c) What is the maximum number of chickens that will become ill?
 one year ago
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
try asking just 1 question at a time
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay, well How many chickens became sick when the flu epidemic has began?
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
would t be 0 or 1? I dunno
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well when i put in 0 i got 60 for my answer. which did not make sense
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and when i put 1, i got 82
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
eh. when did the epidemic begin?
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the question never states it
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how'd you figure out a???
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
haha, i can't figure it out. that's the point. i just assumed t would be 0, and when i plugged that in, i got a negative number
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
uhm dont worry about it. our prof just told us we don't have to do part a. could you maybe help me with part c?
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
eh...this doesn't look parabolic...is it? i ahvent done the math myself.
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but if it is, then it is at the midpoint
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well the prof said to not do part a
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh, talking about c there. I think a is 0...
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
..unless the 'parabola' has shifted...
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's okay, we don't need to wrry about it
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soccergal12Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for part c, i find the derivative and set it to 0 right?
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol i forgot all about derivatives... yes.
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wait..is it the first or second derivative?
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NotTimBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hey..you're doing calculus! you know of purplemath.com, calculushelp.com and khanacademy.org right?
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