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The exponential models describe the population of the indicated country, A, in millions, t years after 2003. Use these models to solve 2,4 and 6.

India A = 1049.7e^0.015t

Iraq A = 24.7e^0.028t

Japan A = 127.2e^0.001t

Russia A = 144.5e^- O.004t

2. What was the population of Iraq in 2003?

4. Which country has a decreasing population? By what
percentage is the population of that country decreasing
each year?

6. When will India's population be 1416 million?

About the size of New Jersey, Israel has seen its population soar to
more than 6 million since it was established. With the help of US.
aid, the country now has a diversified economy rivaling those of
other developed Western nations. By contrast, the Palestinians, living
under Israeli occupation and a corrupt regime, endure bleak condi-
tions. The graphs show that by 2050, Palestinians in the West Bank,
Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem will outnumber Israelis. Exercises
7?8, involve the projected growth of these two populations.


8. a. In 2000, the population of the Palestinians in the West
Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem was approximately
3.2 million and by 2050 it is projected to grow to 12 mil-
lion. Use the exponential growth model A = A0ekt, in
which t is the number of years after 2000, to find the expo-
nential growth function that models the data.

b. In which year will the Palestinian population be 9 million?

An artifact originally had 16 grams of carbon-14 present. The decay model A = 16e ^-0.000121t describes the amount of carbon-14 present after t years. Use this model to solve 10.

10. How many grams of carbon-14 will be present in 11,430 years?

12. The half-life of the radioactive element plutonium-239 is
25,000 years. If 16 grams of plutonium-239 are initially
present, how many grams are present after 25,000 years?
50,000 years? 75,000 years? 100,000 years? 125,000 years?

Use the exponential decay mode/for carbon-14, A = A 0 e^ -0.000121t
to solve Exercises 13?14.

14. Skeletons were found at a construction site in San Francisco
in 1989. The skeletons contained 88% of the expected
amount of carbon-14 found in a living person. In 1989 how
old were the skeletons?

16. A bird species in danger of extinction has a population that is
decreasing exponentially (A = Aoekt). Five years ago the
population was at 1400 and today only 1000 of the birds are
alive. Once the population drops below 100, the situation will
be irreversible. When will this happen?

18. Use the exponential growth model, A = Aoekt, to show that
the time it takes a population to triple (to grow from A= Aoe^kt) is given by t = In 3

Use the formula t = In 2 that gives the time for a population with
a growth rate k to double to solve Exercises 19?20. Express each
answer to the nearest whole year.

20. The growth model A = lO4.9e^0.017t describes Mexico's population, A, in millions, t years after 2003.
a. What is Mexico's growth rate?
b. How long will it take Mexico to double its population?

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Exponential and logarithmic functions

Many different kinds of data can be modeled using exponential and logarithmic functions. For example, exponential functions have been used by Thomas Malthus to describe the growth of human populations. Exponential growth has also been used to indicate how property values grow in strong real estate markets.

For this Discussion Board, create a set of data (find on web, textbook, etc.) that can be modeled as y = exp(x);
NOTE: This means y = ex
provide a reference to the data.
Plot the data using Excel, including the equation for the fit.
Do the same for data that can be modeled using y = log(x) or y = ln(x)
Two Excel charts. One for each equation.
Discuss characteristics of the functions
Have convincing results
It should look like a log or exponential
2 Paragraphs plus Excel files

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