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)
- 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
2 = (t/.12)(.3010)
t = 24
- 8 years ago
Hint: Use Logarithms