# Math Help - Initial population

1. ## Initial population

The Male population of surf city beach has increased over time according to th equation y=A(1.03) T over 12 where T is the initial population and T=time in years. If there were 250,000 males in 2008 how many will their be in 2020?

2. Originally Posted by MitchMarietti17
The Male population of surf city beach has increased over time according to th equation y=A(1.03) T over 12 where A is the initial population and T=time in years. If there were 250,000 males in 2008 how many will their be in 2020?
A is Initial amount

3. Originally Posted by MitchMarietti17
The Male population of surf city beach has increased over time according to th equation y=A(1.03) T over 12 where T is the initial population and T=time in years. If there were 250,000 males in 2008 how many will their be in 2020?
let 2008 be $t = 0$

let $y$ = population in thousands

$y = 250(1.03)^{\frac{t}{12}}$

2020 would be $t = 12$

finish it.