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)

2 Answers

  • Ashley
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    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


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

    t = 24

  • 8 years ago

    Hint: Use Logarithms

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