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anonymous
 one year ago
A town has 1800 people initially. In each of the cases below, find the formula for the population of the town, P, in terms of the number of years, t.
anonymous
 one year ago
A town has 1800 people initially. In each of the cases below, find the formula for the population of the town, P, in terms of the number of years, t.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The town grows by 50 people a year. Answer: P(t)= The town shrinks by 80 people a year. Answer: P(t)=

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know that when the town grows at an annual rate of 3% a year the answer is P(t)= 1800(1.03)^t

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And I also know that when the town shrinks at an annual rate of 5 percent a year the answer is P(t)= 1800(0.95)^t

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@misty1212 Any chance you can help?

calculusxy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Would the town growing by 50 people a year be P(t) = 1800 + 50t because it's 50 people/year. And then shrinking would just be P(t) = 1800  80t because when it's shrinking it's declining/subtracting and it's 80 people/year so 80 times "t".

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is what @calculusxy wrote, not exponential because they tell you 50 Per Year

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yep that's correct! Thanks @calculusxy For some reason when I entered in my answer as 1800+(50)^t it was wrong but 1800+50t was correct!
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