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In the forrest the population of gray squirrels oscillates between a high of 5700 on January 1 (t=0)and a low of 2100 in July 1(t=6),
Find a function for the population p(t)
of grey squirrels in terms of time t months
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In the forrest the population of gray squirrels oscillates between a high of 5700 on January 1 (t=0)and a low of 2100 in July 1(t=6), Find a function for the population p(t) of grey squirrels in terms of time t months
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j814wongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
First you want to find the slope of teh graph from t=0 to t=6. Just use the slope formula.
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farmergirl411Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm not quit sure how to do this problem so I need more info than that
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j814wongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
After that, apply the slope to the formula, y=mx+b where m equals the slope. To solve for b, plug in either the first set of coordinates, (0,5700) or the second one (6,2100). If you get the right slope, the b value will be equal either way. Now plug in m and b in y=mx+b and you're done.
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farmergirl411Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I understand how to the rest after the slope can you just help me with the slope
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j814wongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The slope formula is \[m= (y _{2}y _{1})/(x _{2}x _{1})\] The x value is the time and the y value is the population since the population varies with time. As such, time is teh independent variable, x.
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farmergirl411Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so is the answer y=600x+5700
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j814wongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The slope should be a 6. Did you do 57002100 instead of 21005700?
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j814wongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is importable to be very careful with this. y2 and x2 mean the second end of teh slope, right of the first end, y1 and x1. 5700 is at t=0 while 2100 is at t=6 so 2100 is y2 value.
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farmergirl411Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I didi that and you get 3600. sO then you take 3600/6=600 and m=600. Then you do5700=600(0)+b. and b=5700
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farmergirl411Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you just meany=600x+57000 now good
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j814wongBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
m=(21005700)/(60)=600
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farmergirl411Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so then that is my answer right
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