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Exponential Growth and Decay Word Problems Write an equation for each situation and answer the question. Growth Decay Word Problem Key. In this section, we are going to see how to solve word problems on exponential growth and decay. Improve your math knowledge with free questions in "Exponential growth and decay: word problems" and thousands of other math skills. Worksheet by kuta software llc kuta software infinite calculus exponential growth and decay name date period solve each exponential growth decay problem.

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Learning Objectives After completing this tutorial, you should be able to: Solve exponential growth problems. Solve exponential decay problems. Introduction In this tutorial I will step you through how to solve problems that deal in exponential growth and decay.

These problems will require you to know how to evaluate exponential expressions and solve exponential equations. If you need a review on these topics, feel free to go to Tutorial Exponential Functions and Tutorial Exponential Equations.

Ready, set, GO!!!!! A o represents the initial amount of the growing entity. If the information for time is given in dates, you need to convert it to how much time has past since the initial time. You can use this formula to find any of its variables, depending on the information given and what is being asked in a problem. For example, you may be given the values for A o and t and you need to find the amount A after the given time.

Or, you may be given the final amount A and the initial amount A o and you need to find the time t. Some examples of exponential growth are population growth and financial growth. The information found, can help predict what a population for a city or colony would be in the future or what the value of your house is in ten years.

Or you can use it to find out how long it would take to get to a certain population or value on your house. Use this model to solve the following: A What was the population of the city in ? C What will the population of the city be in ? A What was the population of the city in ? Since we are looking for the population, what variable are we seeking? If you said A you are right on!!!! The way the problem is worded, is what we call our initial year. The population in would be 30, Another way that we could have approached this problem was noting that the year was , which is our initial year, so basically it was asking us for the initial population, which is A o in the formula.

This happens to be the number in front of e which is 30 in this problem. The reason I showed you using the formula was to get you use to it. Just note that when it is the initial year, t is 0, so you will have e raised to the 0 power which means it will simplify to be 1 and you are left with whatever A o is. As mentioned above, in the general growth formula, k is a constant that represents the growth rate.

So what would be our answer in terms of percent? Since we are looking for the population, what variable are we finding? If you said A give yourself a high five. What are we going to plug in for t in this problem?

Our initial year is , and since t represents years after , we can get t from - , which would be The population in would be approximately 37, Looks like we have a little twist here. Now we are given the population and we need to first find t to find out how many years after we are talking about and then convert that knowledge into the actual year.

We will still be using the same formula we did to answer the questions above, we will just be using it to find a different variable. So our answer is during the year The value of the house is given by the exponential growth model. Since we are looking for when, what variable do we need to find?

If you said t give yourself a high five. What are we going to plug in for A in this problem? If you said , you are correct! Examples of exponential decay are radioactive decay and population decrease. The information found can help predict what the half-life of a radioactive material is or what the population will be for a city or colony in the future.

The half-life of a given substance is the time required for half of that substance to decay or disintegrate. The diagram below shows exponential decay: Example 3 : An artifact originally had 12 grams of carbon present.

How many grams of carbon will be present in this artifact after 10, years? If we are looking for the number of grams of carbon present, what variable do we need to find? Since t represents the number of years, it looks like we will be plugging in 10, for t.

Example 4 : A certain radioactive isotope element decays exponentially according to the model , where A is the number of grams of the isotope at the end of t days and Ao is the number of grams present initially. What is the half-life of this isotope?

If we are looking for the half-life of this isotope, what variable are we seeking? If you said t you are correct!!!! This means A can be replaced with. Replacing A with. Example 5 : Prehistoric cave paintings were discovered in a cave in Egypt. Using the exponential decay model for carbon, , estimate the age of the paintings. Since we are looking for the age of the paintings, what variable are we looking for? Practice Problems. At the link you will find the answer as well as any steps that went into finding that answer.

Need Extra Help on these Topics? The following are webpages that can assist you in the topics that were covered on this page. All rights reserved. After completing this tutorial, you should be able to: Solve exponential growth problems. In this tutorial I will step you through how to solve problems that deal in exponential growth and decay. A represents the amount at a given time t.

The diagram below shows exponential growth:. Example 1 : The exponential growth model describes the population of a city in the United States, in thousands, t years after Plugging in 0 for t and solving for A we get:. When writing up the final answer, keep in mind that the problem said that the population was in thousands. Plugging in 11 for t and solving for A we get:. Again, when writing up the final answer, keep in mind that the problem said that the population was in thousands.

Plugging in 60 for A and solving for t we get:. This means a little over 35 years after , the population will be 60 thousand. Plugging for A in the model we get:. Rounding 4. The diagram below shows exponential decay:. Example 3 : An artifact originally had 12 grams of carbon present. Plugging in for t and solving for A we get:. There will be approximately 3.

These are practice problems to help bring you to the next level. It will allow you to check and see if you have an understanding of these types of problems. Math works just like anything else, if you want to get good at it, then you need to practice it. Even the best athletes and musicians had help along the way and lots of practice, practice, practice, to get good at their sport or instrument.

In fact there is no such thing as too much practice. The value of the property in a particular block follows a pattern of exponential growth. In the year , your company purchased a piece of property in this block. The value of the property in thousands of dollars, t years after is given by the exponential growth model. Use this model to solve the following: A What did your company pay for the property?

B By what percentage is the price of the property in this block increasing per year? C What will the property be worth in the year ? D When will the property be worth thousand dollars? An artifact originally had 10 grams of carbon present. Use this model to solve the following: A How many grams of carbon will be present in this artifact after 25, years?

B What is the half-life of carbon? The half-life of this isotope is approximately 2. The age of the paintings are approximately years. ## 6.8: Exponential Growth and Decay

Summary Differential equations whose solutions involve exponential growth or decay are discussed. Everyday real-world problems involving these models are also introduced. By the end of your studying, you should know: How to write as a differential equation the fact that the rate of change of the size of a population is increasing or decreasing in proportion to the size. How to solve exponential growth and decay word problems. The meaning of doubling time and half-life. Newton's Law of Cooling. Use the vertical slider to change k, and the horizontal slider to change B.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials. Are you getting the free resources, updates, and special offers we send out every week in our teacher newsletter? Grade Level. Resource Type. Log In Join Us. View Wish List View Cart. Growth and Decay. Practice HW from Stewart Textbook (not to hand in) p. We start with the basic exponential growth and decay models. ideas from algebra and calculus. 1. The initial value problem for exponential growth. 0.)0(, P.

## 6.8: Exponential Growth and Decay

System Simulation and Analysis. Plant Modeling for Control Design. High Performance Computing. Suppose we model the growth or decline of a population with the following differential equation.

### exponential growth and decay word problems

Learning Objectives After completing this tutorial, you should be able to: Solve exponential growth problems. Solve exponential decay problems. Introduction In this tutorial I will step you through how to solve problems that deal in exponential growth and decay. These problems will require you to know how to evaluate exponential expressions and solve exponential equations. If you need a review on these topics, feel free to go to Tutorial Exponential Functions and Tutorial Exponential Equations. Ready, set, GO!!!!! A o represents the initial amount of the growing entity.

Directions: Read carefully. Geometric sequences demonstrate exponential growth. A citrus orchard has orange trees. A fungus attacks the trees. Each month after the attack, the number of living trees is decreased by one-third. If x represents the time, in months, and y represents the number of living trees, which graph best represents this situation over 5 months? A flu outbreak hits your school on Monday, with an initial number of 20 ill students coming to school. Сьюзан удалось протиснуть в щель плечо. Теперь ей стало удобнее толкать. Створки давили на плечо с неимоверной силой. Не успел Стратмор ее остановить, как она скользнула в образовавшийся проем. Он попытался что-то сказать, но Сьюзан была полна решимости. Ей хотелось поскорее оказаться в Третьем узле, и она достаточно хорошо изучила своего шефа, чтобы знать: Стратмор никуда не уйдет, пока она не разыщет ключ, спрятанный где-то в компьютере Хейла. Ей почти удалось проскользнуть внутрь, и теперь она изо всех сил пыталась удержать стремившиеся захлопнуться створки, но на мгновение выпустила их из рук. #### Exponential Growth Model

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