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# Someone please hep me solve this math problem!! I have a test today and need to know how to do this!?

If 10 termites in your atttic reproduce at a rate of 12% per year, when will there be 1,000 termites?

There's this formula in my book that goes

New value = initial value * 2^t/Tdouble

So it's 1,000=10*2^t/.12

But how do you solve for t? (Note : t =time)

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- AshleyLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
well, first you have to get into power thinking mode

1,000=10*2^t/.12 means 100 = 2^(t/.12)

I don't know what level of math you are at, but this is best done with logarithms

you get log100 = (t/,12)Log 2

or

2 = (t/.12)(.3010)

t = 24

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