Unit 4 Group Project - A
1) 1) Decide on a name of a rural town. Name of town: _______________
2) Decide on an initial population, , of the town in the year 2010. Choose an initial population between 1000-5000. Use this value of for each of the scenarios. P0 =________
3) You will investigate the population growth or decline in this town.
SPECIAL HINT -
NAME OF TOWN= freedom
POPULATION = 2400
RATE OF POP. GROWTH=200.
III. Growth Modeled by a Radical Equation:
Suppose instead that the town experiences growth that can be modeled by the following: where t is the number of years from 2010.
a) Insert the value of that your group has decided upon into the equation above. Use the Equation Editor or type square root of t as sqrt(t).
b) Fill in the following chart. Round to the nearest whole person when necessary.
Year (t) Population (P)
t = 0
t = 1
t = 2
t = 3
t = 6
c) Use your equation from part a to approximate how many years it would take for the population to reach 7000. Round to the nearest whole year when necessary.
Show your work here:
d) Graph this function in MS Excel by plotting the points found in your chart in part b. Label your axes with time on the x-axis and population on the y-axis. Copy and paste your graph here:
Population growth is explained.