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    simple geometric sequence question

    The number of people attending the yearly Abletown show is rising by 5% per annum, and the number attending the yearly Bush Creek Show is falling by 5% per annum. in the first year under consideration, 5000 people attended both shows
    Show that the number attending the Abletown show first exceeds ten times the number attending the Bush Creek Show in the 25th year.
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    Hello, differentiate!

    I get a different answer . . .


    The number of people attending the yearly Abletown show is rising by 5% per year,
    and the number attending the yearly Bush Creek show is falling by 5% per year.
    In the first year under consideration, 5000 people attended both shows.

    Show that the number attending the Abletown show first exceeds ten times
    the number attending the Bush Creek Show in the 25th year.
    The number attending the Abletown show in year n is: . A \:=\:5000(1.05)^n

    The number attending the Bush Creek show in year n is: . B \:=\:5000(0.95)^n


    When is A greater than 10 times B?

    . . 5000(1.05)^n \;>\;10\cdot5000(0.95)^n \quad\Rightarrow\quad (1.05)^n \;>\;10(0.95)^n

    . . \frac{(1.05)^n}{(0.95)^n} \;>\:10 \quad\Rightarrow\quad \left(\frac{1.05}{0.95}\right)^n \;>\;10


    Take logs: . \ln\left(\frac{1.05}{0.95}\right)^n \;>\;\ln(10) \quad\Rightarrow\quad n\cdot\ln\left(\frac{1.05}{0.95}\right) \;>\;\ln(10)

    Therefore: . n \;=\;\frac{\ln(10)} {\ln\left(\frac{10.05}{0.95}\right)} \;=\;23.00664991


    The event will occur in the {\color{blue}24^{th}} year.

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    thanks it was the same answer i got too
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