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**supersaiyan** An insect colony has an initial populatio0n of 1200 insects. After 20 hours, the population has increased to 5000, if it's growing exponentially, Find.

a) the average rate of change for the first 6 months

b) the rate of growth after 6 hours

Note: Use iterations for b

The only thing i don't know is how to come up with an equation from the word problem (i can figure out the rest, if i have the equation)

My teachers said you have to use logs to come up with the equation