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The growth/decay factor "(1+r)" dictates the rate of exponential growth and decay. We will work on questions related to growth/decay factor in this lesson.

Related concepts: Derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, Derivative of logarithmic functions,

exponential growth/decay: ${ A_f = A_i (f)^{time\over period}}$

${A_f}$: final amount

${A_i}$: initial amount

${f }$ : growth/decay factor

half-time$\to f = {1\over 2}$

triple$\to f = {3}$

ten-fold$\to f = {10}$

increase by 10%$\to f = {({1 + {10\over 100}}) } { = 1.1}$

decrease by 8%$\to f = {({1 - {8\over 100}}) } { = 0.92}$

${time}$ : total time given

${period}$ : every length of time

${A_f}$: final amount

${A_i}$: initial amount

${f }$ : growth/decay factor

half-time$\to f = {1\over 2}$

triple$\to f = {3}$

ten-fold$\to f = {10}$

increase by 10%$\to f = {({1 + {10\over 100}}) } { = 1.1}$

decrease by 8%$\to f = {({1 - {8\over 100}}) } { = 0.92}$

${time}$ : total time given

${period}$ : every length of time

- 1.triple growth

A certain type of bug can triple its population every 10 years.

How many bugs will there be in 50 weeks if there are 76 bugs today?

25.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

25.1

Exponential growth and decay by a factor

25.2

Exponential decay: Half-life

25.3

Exponential growth and decay by percentage

25.4

Finance: Compound interest

25.5

Continuous growth and decay

25.6

Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake)

25.7

Logarithmic scale: pH scale

25.8

Logarithmic scale: dB scale

25.9

Finance: Future value and present value

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Get Started Now25.1

Exponential growth and decay by a factor

25.2

Exponential decay: Half-life

25.3

Exponential growth and decay by percentage

25.4

Finance: Compound interest

25.5

Continuous growth and decay

25.6

Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake)

25.7

Logarithmic scale: pH scale

25.8

Logarithmic scale: dB scale

25.9

Finance: Future value and present value