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anonymous
 one year ago
A doctor estimates that a particular patient is losing bone density at a rate of 3% annually. The patient currently has a bone density of 1,500 kg/mg3. The doctor writes an exponential function to represent the situation. Which values should the doctor use for a and b in a function written in the form f(x) = abx, where f(x) represents the bone density after x years?
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anonymous
 one year ago
A doctor estimates that a particular patient is losing bone density at a rate of 3% annually. The patient currently has a bone density of 1,500 kg/mg3. The doctor writes an exponential function to represent the situation. Which values should the doctor use for a and b in a function written in the form f(x) = abx, where f(x) represents the bone density after x years? a = b =

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misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1to decrease a number by \(3\%\) multiply it by \[100\%3\%=97\%=0.97\] that is your \(b\)

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\(A\) is the amount you start with
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