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    Multiplying Population

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    Last edited by cyray7; April 2nd 2008 at 01:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyray7 View Post
    A population of ladybugs rapidly multiplies so that the population t days from now is given by A(t) = 3000e^(.01t). How many ladybugs are present now? How many will there be after a week?

    im totally lost on this one! Where do i begin and where do i end?!
    When they ask for now, this is time = 0. Plug in 0 for your t and you should get 3000 ladybugs right now.

    Since t represents days, 1 week = 7 days, so plug in 7 for t and you get your new population 1 week from now.
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