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What might a scatterplot of data points look like if it were best described by a logarithmic model?

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What does the y -intercept on the graph of a logistic equation correspond to for a population modeled by that equation?

The y -intercept on the graph of a logistic equation corresponds to the initial population for the population model.

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Graphical

For the following exercises, match the given function of best fit with the appropriate scatterplot in [link] through [link] . Answer using the letter beneath the matching graph.

Graph of a scattered plot.
Graph of a scattered plot.
Graph of a scattered plot.
Graph of a scattered plot.
Graph of a scattered plot.

y = 10.209 e 0.294 x

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y = 5.598 1.912 ln ( x )

C

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y = 4.607 + 2.733 ln ( x )

B

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y = 14.005 1 + 2.79 e 0.812 x

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Numeric

To the nearest whole number, what is the initial value of a population modeled by the logistic equation P ( t ) = 175 1 + 6.995 e 0.68 t ? What is the carrying capacity?

P ( 0 ) = 22 ; 175

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Rewrite the exponential model A ( t ) = 1550 ( 1.085 ) x as an equivalent model with base e . Express the exponent to four significant digits.

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A logarithmic model is given by the equation h ( p ) = 67.682 5.792 ln ( p ) . To the nearest hundredth, for what value of p does h ( p ) = 62 ?

p 2.67

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A logistic model is given by the equation P ( t ) = 90 1 + 5 e 0.42 t . To the nearest hundredth, for what value of t does P ( t ) = 45 ?

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What is the y -intercept on the graph of the logistic model given in the previous exercise?

y -intercept: ( 0 , 15 )

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Technology

For the following exercises, use this scenario: The population P of a koi pond over x months is modeled by the function P ( x ) = 68 1 + 16 e 0.28 x .

Graph the population model to show the population over a span of 3 years.

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What was the initial population of koi?

4 koi

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How many koi will the pond have after one and a half years?

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How many months will it take before there are 20 koi in the pond?

about 6.8 months.

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Use the intersect feature to approximate the number of months it will take before the population of the pond reaches half its carrying capacity.

Graph of the intersection of P(t)=68/(1+16e^(-0.28t)) and y=34.
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For the following exercises, use this scenario: The population P of an endangered species habitat for wolves is modeled by the function P ( x ) = 558 1 + 54.8 e 0.462 x , where x is given in years.

Graph the population model to show the population over a span of 10 years.

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What was the initial population of wolves transported to the habitat?

10 wolves

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How many wolves will the habitat have after 3 years?

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How many years will it take before there are 100 wolves in the habitat?

about 5.4 years.

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Use the intersect feature to approximate the number of years it will take before the population of the habitat reaches half its carrying capacity.

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For the following exercises, refer to [link] .

x f(x)
1 1125
2 1495
3 2310
4 3294
5 4650
6 6361

Use a graphing calculator to create a scatter diagram of the data.

Graph of the table’s values.
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Use the regression feature to find an exponential function that best fits the data in the table.

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Write the exponential function as an exponential equation with base e .

f ( x ) = 776.682 e 0.3549 x

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Graph the exponential equation on the scatter diagram.

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Use the intersect feature to find the value of x for which f ( x ) = 4000.

When f ( x ) = 4000 , x 4.6.

Graph of the intersection of a scattered plot with an estimation line and y=4,000.
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For the following exercises, refer to [link] .

x f(x)
1 555
2 383
3 307
4 210
5 158
6 122

Use a graphing calculator to create a scatter diagram of the data.

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Questions & Answers

difference between calculus and pre calculus?
Asma Reply
give me an example of a problem so that I can practice answering
Jenefa Reply
x³+y³+z³=42
Robert
dont forget the cube in each variable ;)
Robert
of she solves that, well ... then she has a lot of computational force under her command ....
Walter
what is a function?
CJ Reply
I want to learn about the law of exponent
Quera Reply
explain this
Hinderson Reply
what is functions?
Angel Reply
A mathematical relation such that every input has only one out.
Spiro
yes..it is a relationo of orders pairs of sets one or more input that leads to a exactly one output.
Mubita
Is a rule that assigns to each element X in a set A exactly one element, called F(x), in a set B.
RichieRich
If the plane intersects the cone (either above or below) horizontally, what figure will be created?
Feemark Reply
can you not take the square root of a negative number
Sharon Reply
No because a negative times a negative is a positive. No matter what you do you can never multiply the same number by itself and end with a negative
lurverkitten
Actually you can. you get what's called an Imaginary number denoted by i which is represented on the complex plane. The reply above would be correct if we were still confined to the "real" number line.
Liam
Suppose P= {-3,1,3} Q={-3,-2-1} and R= {-2,2,3}.what is the intersection
Elaine Reply
can I get some pretty basic questions
Ama Reply
In what way does set notation relate to function notation
Ama
is precalculus needed to take caculus
Amara Reply
It depends on what you already know. Just test yourself with some precalculus questions. If you find them easy, you're good to go.
Spiro
the solution doesn't seem right for this problem
Mars Reply
what is the domain of f(x)=x-4/x^2-2x-15 then
Conney Reply
x is different from -5&3
Seid
All real x except 5 and - 3
Spiro
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Loree
how to prroved cos⁴x-sin⁴x= cos²x-sin²x are equal
jeric Reply
Don't think that you can.
Elliott
By using some imaginary no.
Tanmay
how do you provided cos⁴x-sin⁴x = cos²x-sin²x are equal
jeric Reply
What are the question marks for?
Elliott

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