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  • one year ago

The function of p(x) and g(x) are shown below: G(x)=0.09x P(x)=(0.09)^x Which statement best describes the graph of p(x) and g(x)? A-The graphs will both have their y intercept equal to 1 B-The graphs will both have their y intercept equal to 0.09 C-The graph of p(x) will eventually exceed the graph of g(x) D-The graph of g(x) will eventually exceed the graph of p(x)

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Have you plotted the graphs? If not, i recommend doing that first. Use a graphing calculator or a online plotting utility like wolfram alpha to do so. I think this would be the best way to visually help you understand the questions being asked.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I dont know what to graph

  3. anonymous
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    You would graph the two equations. Do you have a graphing calculator or have you ever used wolframalpha before?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no

  5. anonymous
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    Okay that's no problem. First, i'll have you go to http://wolframalpha.com

  6. anonymous
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    It's going to bring up a text area similar to how google search bar looks.

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    When you want to graph something, you first type in graph followed by the equation(s) you want to graph. So in this case type in, graph 0.09x, (0.09)^x It will graph those two equations for you.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay is it B?

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No. Take a look at the graphs again. Remember the y-intercept is where it crosses the y-axes. In this case they do not cross the y-axis at the same place.

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Well G(x)=0.09x crosses between 0

  11. anonymous
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    Good observation. I'll give you one hint. It's either C or D.

  12. anonymous
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    C? because the p(x) crosses 0 but it isnt a vertical line

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    But does p(x) exceed, aka become larger than g(x)??

  14. anonymous
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    Idk it might because 0 would be larger then if g(x) increases it would go into negitive numbers right?

  15. anonymous
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    Looking at the plot from left to right, look at how it changes. See how g(x) surpasses p(x)? P(x) continues to get smaller and smaller, it continues to get closer and closer to the x-axis. Where as g(x) is a line and continues to grow up and up in the positive direction. Does that make sense/help you out?

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so its d

  17. anonymous
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    Correct! Does it make sense why now though? That's the most important thing that i was trying to get you to see by graphing it. I know it took a while but it really is important to understand. :D :D

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    You're very welcome.

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