# 4.8 Fitting exponential models to data  (Page 11/12)

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The population of a city is modeled by the equation $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}P\left(t\right)=256,114{e}^{0.25t}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ where $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}t\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ is measured in years. If the city continues to grow at this rate, how many years will it take for the population to reach one million?

about $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}5.45\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ years

Find the inverse function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{f}^{-1}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ for the exponential function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\left(x\right)=2\cdot {e}^{x+1}-5.$

Find the inverse function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{f}^{-1}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ for the logarithmic function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\left(x\right)=0.25\cdot {\mathrm{log}}_{2}\left({x}^{3}+1\right).$

${f}^{-1}\left(x\right)=\sqrt[3]{{2}^{4x}-1}$

## Exponential and Logarithmic Models

For the following exercises, use this scenario: A doctor prescribes $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}300\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ milligrams of a therapeutic drug that decays by about $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}17%\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ each hour.

To the nearest minute, what is the half-life of the drug?

Write an exponential model representing the amount of the drug remaining in the patient’s system after $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}t\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ hours. Then use the formula to find the amount of the drug that would remain in the patient’s system after $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}24\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ hours. Round to the nearest hundredth of a gram.

$f\left(t\right)=300{\left(0.83\right)}^{t};f\left(24\right)\approx 3.43\text{ }\text{ }g$

For the following exercises, use this scenario: A soup with an internal temperature of $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{350°}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ Fahrenheit was taken off the stove to cool in a $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{71°F}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ room. After fifteen minutes, the internal temperature of the soup was $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{175°F}\text{.}$

Use Newton’s Law of Cooling to write a formula that models this situation.

How many minutes will it take the soup to cool to $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{85°F?}$

about $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}45\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ minutes

For the following exercises, use this scenario: The equation $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}N\left(t\right)=\frac{1200}{1+199{e}^{-0.625t}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ models the number of people in a school who have heard a rumor after $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}t\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ days.

How many people started the rumor?

To the nearest tenth, how many days will it be before the rumor spreads to half the carrying capacity?

about $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}8.5\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ days

What is the carrying capacity?

For the following exercises, enter the data from each table into a graphing calculator and graph the resulting scatter plots. Determine whether the data from the table would likely represent a function that is linear, exponential, or logarithmic.

 x f(x) 1 3.05 2 4.42 3 6.4 4 9.28 5 13.46 6 19.52 7 28.3 8 41.04 9 59.5 10 86.28

exponential

 x f(x) 0.5 18.05 1 17 3 15.33 5 14.55 7 14.04 10 13.5 12 13.22 13 13.1 15 12.88 17 12.69 20 12.45

Find a formula for an exponential equation that goes through the points $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(-2,100\right)\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ and $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(0,4\right).\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ Then express the formula as an equivalent equation with base e.

$y=4{\left(0.2\right)}^{x};\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ $y=4{e}^{\text{-1}\text{.609438}x}$

## Fitting Exponential Models to Data

What is the carrying capacity for a population modeled by the logistic equation $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}P\left(t\right)=\frac{250,000}{1\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}+\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}499{e}^{-0.45t}}?\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ What is the initial population for the model?

The population of a culture of bacteria is modeled by the logistic equation $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}P\left(t\right)=\frac{14,250}{1\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}+\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}29{e}^{-0.62t}},$ where $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}t\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ is in days. To the nearest tenth, how many days will it take the culture to reach $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}75%\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ of its carrying capacity?

about $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}7.2\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ days

For the following exercises, use a graphing utility to create a scatter diagram of the data given in the table. Observe the shape of the scatter diagram to determine whether the data is best described by an exponential, logarithmic, or logistic model. Then use the appropriate regression feature to find an equation that models the data. When necessary, round values to five decimal places.

#### Questions & Answers

How can you tell what type of parent function a graph is ?
generally by how the graph looks and understanding what the base parent functions look like and perform on a graph
William
if you have a graphed line, you can have an idea by how the directions of the line turns, i.e. negative, positive, zero
William
y=x will obviously be a straight line with a zero slope
William
y=x^2 will have a parabolic line opening to positive infinity on both sides of the y axis vice versa with y=-x^2 you'll have both ends of the parabolic line pointing downward heading to negative infinity on both sides of the y axis
William
y=x will be a straight line, but it will have a slope of one. Remember, if y=1 then x=1, so for every unit you rise you move over positively one unit. To get a straight line with a slope of 0, set y=1 or any integer.
Aaron
yes, correction on my end, I meant slope of 1 instead of slope of 0
William
what is f(x)=
I don't understand
Joe
Typically a function 'f' will take 'x' as input, and produce 'y' as output. As 'f(x)=y'. According to Google, "The range of a function is the complete set of all possible resulting values of the dependent variable (y, usually), after we have substituted the domain."
Thomas
Sorry, I don't know where the "Â"s came from. They shouldn't be there. Just ignore them. :-)
Thomas
Darius
Thanks.
Thomas
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Thomas
It is the Â that should not be there. It doesn't seem to show if encloses in quotation marks. "Â" or 'Â' ... Â
Thomas
Now it shows, go figure?
Thomas
what is this?
i do not understand anything
unknown
lol...it gets better
Darius
I've been struggling so much through all of this. my final is in four weeks 😭
Tiffany
this book is an excellent resource! have you guys ever looked at the online tutoring? there's one that is called "That Tutor Guy" and he goes over a lot of the concepts
Darius
thank you I have heard of him. I should check him out.
Tiffany
is there any question in particular?
Joe
I have always struggled with math. I get lost really easy, if you have any advice for that, it would help tremendously.
Tiffany
Sure, are you in high school or college?
Darius
Hi, apologies for the delayed response. I'm in college.
Tiffany
how to solve polynomial using a calculator
So a horizontal compression by factor of 1/2 is the same as a horizontal stretch by a factor of 2, right?
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1), and the lenght of the major axis is 26
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1) and the lenght of the major axis is 26 what will be the answer?
Rima
I done know
Joe
What kind of answer is that😑?
Rima
I had just woken up when i got this message
Joe
Can you please help me. Tomorrow is the deadline of my assignment then I don't know how to solve that
Rima
i have a question.
Abdul
how do you find the real and complex roots of a polynomial?
Abdul
@abdul with delta maybe which is b(square)-4ac=result then the 1st root -b-radical delta over 2a and the 2nd root -b+radical delta over 2a. I am not sure if this was your question but check it up
Nare
This is the actual question: Find all roots(real and complex) of the polynomial f(x)=6x^3 + x^2 - 4x + 1
Abdul
@Nare please let me know if you can solve it.
Abdul
I have a question
juweeriya
hello guys I'm new here? will you happy with me
mustapha
The average annual population increase of a pack of wolves is 25.
how do you find the period of a sine graph
Period =2π if there is a coefficient (b), just divide the coefficient by 2π to get the new period
Am
if not then how would I find it from a graph
Imani
by looking at the graph, find the distance between two consecutive maximum points (the highest points of the wave). so if the top of one wave is at point A (1,2) and the next top of the wave is at point B (6,2), then the period is 5, the difference of the x-coordinates.
Am
you could also do it with two consecutive minimum points or x-intercepts
Am
I will try that thank u
Imani
Case of Equilateral Hyperbola
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Zander
ok
Shella
f(x)=4x+2, find f(3)
Benetta
f(3)=4(3)+2 f(3)=14
lamoussa
14
Vedant
pre calc teacher: "Plug in Plug in...smell's good" f(x)=14
Devante
8x=40
Chris
Explain why log a x is not defined for a < 0
the sum of any two linear polynomial is what
divide simplify each answer 3/2÷5/4
divide simplify each answer 25/3÷5/12
Momo
how can are find the domain and range of a relations
the range is twice of the natural number which is the domain
Morolake
A cell phone company offers two plans for minutes. Plan A: $15 per month and$2 for every 300 texts. Plan B: $25 per month and$0.50 for every 100 texts. How many texts would you need to send per month for plan B to save you money?
6000
Robert
more than 6000
Robert
For Plan A to reach $27/month to surpass Plan B's$26.50 monthly payment, you'll need 3,000 texts which will cost an additional \$10.00. So, for the amount of texts you need to send would need to range between 1-100 texts for the 100th increment, times that by 3 for the additional amount of texts...
Gilbert
...for one text payment for 300 for Plan A. So, that means Plan A; in my opinion is for people with text messaging abilities that their fingers burn the monitor for the cell phone. While Plan B would be for loners that doesn't need their fingers to due the talking; but those texts mean more then...
Gilbert
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