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    difference equation

    A hospital is being built in a new suburb and will be opening at the start of 2007. If the inital number of patients is 120 and it is expected to increase by 14% each year, let Mn represent the number of patients after n years and write a difference equation in terms of Mn and Mn+1.



    Note that I have colour-coded n and n+1 because they are meant to be subscripts.
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    M_{n+1}=(1.14)M_n

    Where M_0 = 120

    I think this works.
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