1. ## population question

The rat population in a major metropolitan city is given by the formula n(t)=63e^0.035t where t is measured in years since 1993 and n(t) is measured in millions.

What was the rat population in 1993 ?______

What is the rat population going to be in the year 2008 ? ________

I'm just plugging the years into t correct?

2. Originally Posted by killasnake
The rat population in a major metropolitan city is given by the formula n(t)=63e^0.035t where t is measured in years since 1993 and n(t) is measured in millions.

What was the rat population in 1993 ?______

What is the rat population going to be in the year 2008 ? ________

I'm just plugging the years into t correct?
by rate they mean they want you to find $n'(t) = rn(t)$

you know r = 0.035

so you have $n'(t) = 0.035n(t)$

the questions are asking for $n'(0) \mbox { and } n'(15)$ respectively