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    Morning Forum any comments would be appreciated:

    The temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, of a patient after receiving a medication is given by
    Temperature = 0.0002t3 Ė 0.0114t2 + 0.0158t + 104

    where t is the number of minutes after receiving the medication.

    (a)What was the patientís temperature just before taking the medication?


    (b)What was the patientís temperature 25 minutes after taking the medication?
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    Hi

    The patientís temperature just before taking the medication is T(0) = 104 F

    The patientís temperature 25 minutes after taking the medication is T(25min). You just have to replace t by 25 and calculate
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