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  • one year ago

A biologist is comparing the growth of a population of flies per week to the number of flies a lizard will consume per week. She has devised an equation to solve for which day (x) the lizard would be able to eat the entire population. The equation is 3x = 5x - 1. However, she has observed that the lizard cannot eat more than seven flies in one week. Explain to the biologist how she can solve this on a graph using a system of equations. Identify any possible constraints to the situation. (10 points)

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    \[3^{x} = 5x - 1\]

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So can you plot that onto a graph?

  3. zpupster
    • one year ago
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    graph y=3^x and y=5x-1 at desmos.com and look for intersecting points

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