1. Exponential growth

The population of Windsor is growing at an annual rate of 1.5%. If the current population is 25,000, one function can be used to predict the future population of Windsor is P(t) = 25,000(1.015)t squared where t represents time in years. Use this function to predict the population Of Windsor in 10 years.....

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2. The equation is $\displaystyle P(t) = 25,000(1.015)^t$

Now make t = 10 and calculate.

$\displaystyle P(10) = 25,000(1.015)^{10} = \dots$

3. Oh, what ? I was hoping for a question about formulae that model chunks of cortex flying everywhere

Anyway, since you know the formula that gives the population of Windsor after $\displaystyle t$ years, just plug in $\displaystyle t = 10$ years and get the answer with a calculator

However, would you mind posting the actual formula in LaTeX or at least with the standard mathematical notations (^ for exponentiation, for instance)

@Pickslides : I think you missed the "t squared" ?

4. Originally Posted by Bacterius
@Pickslides : I think you missed the "t squared" ?
This did occur to me. but when reading the question

Originally Posted by brianfisher1208
The population of Windsor is growing at an annual rate of 1.5%.
The equation must be as I have shown.

I think the following

Originally Posted by brianfisher1208
P(t) = 25,000(1.015)t squared
Is the OP trying to express the variable t as as exponent. As in saying "I want the t to be in the spot the squared usually lives".