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What is growth
Is the following growth or decay: y = 2^x

100

What is approximately 9 years
The population in the town of Huntersville is presently 38,300. The town grows at an annual rate of 1.2%. Find the number of years it takes for the population to grow to 42,500.

100

What is 250
Use y = 250(1 + 0.2)^t What is the initial?

100

What is y= 422,000(1+.12)^t
Write an exponential growth function to model the situation. A population of 422,000 increases by 12% each year.

100

What is 1250
A bacteria culture doubles every 0.25 hours. At time 1.25 hours, there are 40 000 bacteria present. How many bacteria were present initially?

200

What is decay
Is the following growth or decay: y=100*(0.5)^x

200

What is approximately 6.7 years
$1,200 is invested at an annual rate of 3.2%. Find the number of years it will take for the account balance to be $1,480.

200

What is 1.2
Use y = 250(1 + 0.2)^t What is the growth factor?

200

What is y = 20,000(1+.13)^10 and population of 67,891
The population of Baconburg starts off at 20,000, and grows by 13% each year. Write an exponential growth model and find the population after 10 years.

200

What is 37,879,951
A bacteria culture triples every 4 hours and starts with 10 000 bacteria. Find the number of bacteria in the culture after 30 hours.

300

What is growth
Is the following growth or decay: y= 100*(1+0.4)^12

300

What is approximately 13 years
The population in the town of Deersburgh is presently 42,500. The town has been growing at a steady rate of 2.7%. Find the number of years ago that the population was 30,000.

300

What is 20%
Use y = 250(1 + 0.2)^t What is the growth rate?

300

What is y = 154(1+.032)^x
The Hippityhoppity bunny decided to have a family reunion at the Magic Forest every 5 years. During the second reunion the family discovered that the number of family members was 154 and was growing at an annual rate of 3.2%. Write an equation to model the growth of the bunny family.

300

What is 72,000,000,000
The world population doubles every 35 years. In 1980 the population was 4.5 billion. Assuming that the doubling period remains at 35 years, estimate the population in the year 2120.

400

What is decay
Is the following growth or decay: y = 7 (1-.06)^3

400

What is approximately 6.7 months
The value of a stock when purchased was $10 a share. The stock grew at a monthly rate of 7%. Find the number of months it took to reach a value of $15.75 a share.

400

What is 1.35
y = 9.8(1.35)^t What is the growth factor?

400

What is y = 2500(.985)^x
The fish in The Magic Forest Lake were declining at an annual rate at 1.5%. Their current number is estimated at 2500. Write an equation to model the decreasing number of fish.

400

What is 0.5g
A sodium isotope, Na^24 , has a half-life of 15 hours. Determine the amount of sodium that remains from a 4 g sample after 45 hours?

500

What is growth
Is the following growth or decay: y = -350 (1+.25)^x

500

What is almost 10 days (approximately 9.9 days)
The value of a stock when purchased is $10 a share. The stock decreased at a rate of 3% daily. Find the number of days it took for the stock to be worth $7.40.

500

What is 35%
y = 9.8(1.35)^t What is the growth rate?

500

What is y = 2500(.985)^10
The fish in The Magic Forest Lake were declining at an annual rate at 1.5%. Their current number is estimated at 2500. Write an equation to predict the number of fish in the lake in 10 years.

500

What is 425 insects
A colony of insects doubles every 10 days. If the colony has 850 insects today, how many were present 10 days ago?

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