The percentage of a model of a car that is still being driven after t years is estimated by mathematical model

y=100e ^ (-0.13853 t )

what percent of this type of car is still on the road after 12 years.

(Round to nearest hundredth)

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- Dec 14th 2005, 09:08 AMbobby77calculus help!
The percentage of a model of a car that is still being driven after t years is estimated by mathematical model

y=100e ^ (-0.13853 t )

what percent of this type of car is still on the road after 12 years.

(Round to nearest hundredth) - Dec 14th 2005, 04:49 PMhemzaNo calculus here
"The percentage of a model of a car that is still being driven after t years is estimated by mathematical model

y=100e ^ (-0.13853 t )

what percent of this type of car is still on the road after 12 years."

What you have is a function y of t where y is a percentage and t the time in years. So y depends on t.

I do not see any calculus in this problem. You have y(t)=100e ^ (-0.13853 t ) and you are looking for the percentage (i.e. y) after t=12 years so it is just plugging 12 in place of t in the function : y(t)=100e ^ (-0.13853 t ).

So : y(12)=100e ^ (-0.13853 *12) = 18.97 %.