Alissa Fong

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Exponential Growth and Decay - Problem 6

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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If a population is doubling, we'll use base 2 (this is like 100% growth, or a growth rate or 1), or if it's tripling, we'll use base 3. From there, we need to determine how many "doublings" will occur in the given time period to use in the exponent. If this formula doesn't make sense or feels uncomfortable, you could always make a table of values, but this often takes more labor on your part.

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