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 2 years 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?
 2 years 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?

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NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0try asking just 1 question at a time

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, well How many chickens became sick when the flu epidemic has began?

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would t be 0 or 1? I dunno

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well when i put in 0 i got 60 for my answer. which did not make sense

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and when i put 1, i got 82

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0eh. when did the epidemic begin?

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the question never states it

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how'd you figure out a???

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0haha, 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

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0uhm 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?

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0eh...this doesn't look parabolic...is it? i ahvent done the math myself.

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but if it is, then it is at the midpoint

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well the prof said to not do part a

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh, talking about c there. I think a is 0...

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0..unless the 'parabola' has shifted...

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it's okay, we don't need to wrry about it

soccergal12
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for part c, i find the derivative and set it to 0 right?

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol i forgot all about derivatives... yes.

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait..is it the first or second derivative?

NotTim
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hey..you're doing calculus! you know of purplemath.com, calculushelp.com and khanacademy.org right?
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