**
APPLICATIONS OF EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
**

**
**

**
(Population Word Problems)**

**To solve an exponential or logarithmic word problem, convert the narrative to an equation and solve the equation.**

**If you would like to check your answers to the following problems
and/or review the solutions, click on Answer.**

**1.**- Find the equation to the base 2 that describes a population
of cells that start with 5 cells and double every hour.

**2.**- Find the equation to the base 4 that describes a population
of cells that start with 5 cells and double every hour.

**3.**- Find the equation to the base e that describes a population
of cells that start with 5 cells and double every hour.

**4.**- Find the equation to the base 50 that describes a population
of cells that start with 5 cells and double every hour.

**5.**- Town A had a population of 10,000 in 1900 and a population
of 20,000 in 1950. Find the relative growth rate and the equation
that describes the population size. What was the population
in 1940?

**6.**- Town A had a population of 10,000 in 1900 and 20,000 in 1950.
Town A had a population 60,000 in 1900 and 15,000 in 1950.
In what year was the population in both towns the same?

Author: Nancy Marcus

Contact us

Math Medics, LLC. - P.O. Box 12395 - El Paso TX 79913 - USA

users online during the last hour