# The Initial Concentration of Pollutants in the Pond

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Problem: An environmental group estimates that the amount of pollution in a pond will decrease by 10% each month. To determine the concentration C, of pollutants (in parts per million) after (m) months, the group uses the function C(m) = 23(0.95)m.

(1) to the nearest tenth, what will be the concentration of pollutants in the pond in 5 years?

(2) What was the initial concentration of pollutants in the pond?

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Problem: An environmental group estimates that the amount of pollution in a pond will decrease by 10% each month. To determine the concentration C, of pollutants (in parts per million) after (m) months, the group uses the function ...

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The initial concentration of pollutants in the pond is depicted.

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