MATH SOLVE

2 months ago

Q:
# The first time a census was taken in Esinville, the population was 12,621. Each year after that, the population was about 6% higher than it was the previous year. Sketch the graph that represents the situation. Let x represent the number of years since the first census was taken. What are the coordinates of the point that contains the y-intercept?Although answers are nice, I need step by step to help me understand how to solve this. Its exponential growth I believe?

Accepted Solution

A:

step-by-step

Population was 12.621 when it was measured

Next year it rose by 6%, so add that 6% to 100% and multiply with population measured

12.621 × (100%+6%) = 12.621 × 106% = 13.379,24

Since a man cant be 0,24, we count that as +1

13.379,24 = 13.379 + 1 = 13.380

That was for a year after measurement, now let's calculate for another year

Now, add those 6% to a new population number

13.380 × (100%+6%) = 13.380 × 106% = 14.182,8

since 0,8 isn't a man, instead we add again +1

14.182,8 = 14.182 + 1 = 14.183

now let's do it for another year after last, by adding those 6% to a newest population number

14.183 × (100%+6%) = 14.183 × 106% = 15.033,98

round it again to +1, since 0.98 isn't a man

15.033,98 = 15.033 + 1 = 15.034

that is it, now graph is in the picture.

Population was 12.621 when it was measured

Next year it rose by 6%, so add that 6% to 100% and multiply with population measured

12.621 × (100%+6%) = 12.621 × 106% = 13.379,24

Since a man cant be 0,24, we count that as +1

13.379,24 = 13.379 + 1 = 13.380

That was for a year after measurement, now let's calculate for another year

Now, add those 6% to a new population number

13.380 × (100%+6%) = 13.380 × 106% = 14.182,8

since 0,8 isn't a man, instead we add again +1

14.182,8 = 14.182 + 1 = 14.183

now let's do it for another year after last, by adding those 6% to a newest population number

14.183 × (100%+6%) = 14.183 × 106% = 15.033,98

round it again to +1, since 0.98 isn't a man

15.033,98 = 15.033 + 1 = 15.034

that is it, now graph is in the picture.