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100

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

100

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.
What is approximately 9 years

100

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

100

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

100

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?
What is 1250

200

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

200

$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.
What is approximately 6.7 years

200

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

200

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.
What is y = 20,000(1+.13)^10 and population of 67,891

200

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

300

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

300

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.
What is approximately 13 years

300

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

300

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.
What is y = 154(1+.032)^x

300

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.
What is 72,000,000,000

400

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

400

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.
What is approximately 6.7 months

400

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

400

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.
What is y = 2500(.985)^x

400

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?
What is 0.5g

500

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

500

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.
What is almost 10 days (approximately 9.9 days)

500

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

500

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.
What is y = 2500(.985)^10

500

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