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There are 150 marigold plants in a back yard. Each month, the number of marigold plants decreases by 15%. There are 125 sunflower plants in the back yard. Each month, 8 sunflower plants are removed. Part A: Write functions to represent the number of marigold plants and the number of sunflower plants in the back yard throughout the months. (4 points) Part B: How many marigold plants are in the back yard after 3 months? How many sunflower plants are in the back yard after the same number of months? (2 points) Part C: After approximately how many months is the number of marigold plants and the number of sunflower plants the same? Justify your answer mathematically. (4 points)

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If a quantity A is decreased by 15%, it means that what is left is 85% of it.

85%A= frac{85}{100}A=0.85A

Part A.

Consider the 150 marigolds.

After the first month, 0.85*150 are left
After the second month, 0.85*0.85*150= (0.85)^{2} *150
After the third month, 0.85*0.85*0.85*150 =  (0.85)^{3}*150
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so After n months,  (0.85)^{n}*150 marigolds are left.

in functional notation: M(n)=(0.85)^{n}*150 is the function which gives the number of marigolds after n months

consider the 125 sunflowers.

After 1 month, 125-8 are left
After 2 months, 125-8*2 are left
After 3 months, 125-8*3 are left
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After n months, 125-8*n sunflowers are left.

In functional notation: S(n)=125-8*n is the function which gives the number of sunflowers left after n months

Part B.

M(3)=(0.85)^{3}*150=0.522*150=78 marigolds are left after 3 months.

S(3)=125-8*3=125-24=121 sunflowers are left after 3 months.

Part C.

Answer : equalizing M(n) to S(n) produces an equation which is very complicated to solve algebraically.

A much better approach is to graph both functions and see where they intersect.
 
Another approach is by trial, which gives 14 months

M(14)=(0.85)^{14}*150=15

S(14)=125-8*14=125-112=13

which are close numbers to each other.

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PLEASE HELP!!!!!! The Jonas school district gives awards to its schools based on overall student attendance. The data for attendance are shown in the table, where Low represents the fewest days attended and High represents the most days attended for a single student. School Low High Range Mean Median IRQ σ High School M 128 180 62 141 160 55.5 41.5 High School N 131 180 49 159 154 48.5 36.5 High School P 140 180 40 153 165 32.5 31.5 Part A: If the school district wants to award the school that has the most consistent attendance among its students, which high school should it choose and why? Justify your answer mathematically. Part B: If the school district wants to award the school with the highest average attendance, which school should it choose and why? Justify your answer mathematically.

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Answer:

High School P has the most consistent attendance among its students.

School N should be awarded for the highest average attendance.

Step-by-step explanation:

Consider the provided information.

Part A: If the school district wants to award the school that has the most consistent attendance among its students, which high school should it choose and why? Justify your answer mathematically.

Standard deviation (σ) is a measure of how a data set is spread out.

If the standard deviation is low, this implies that the information tends to be near to the set mean, whereas a high standard deviation implies that the information points are spread across a wider spectrum of values.

Therefore, for more consistency we need to look for the low standard deviation.

From the provided table we can see that the school P has low standard deviation (σ) i.e 31.5

Hence, High School P has the most consistent attendance among its students.

Part B: If the school district wants to award the school with the highest average attendance, which school should it choose and why? Justify your answer mathematically.

The formula for mean is:

Mean=frac{x_1+x_2+...+x_n}{n}

Mean is the same as average.

The sum of mean or average will be larger if each students contributes more attendance.

For highest average attendance the school with higher mean should be awarded.

Hence, School N should be awarded for the highest average attendance.

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PLEASE HELP ILL GIVE 40 PTS There are 20 alligators in the swamp. Each year, the number of alligators increases by 25%. There are 25 crocodiles in the swamp. Each year, 10 new crocodiles join the swamp. Part A: Write functions to represent the number of alligators and crocodiles in the swamp throughout the years. (4 points) Part B: How many alligators are in the swamp after 4 years? How many crocodiles are in the swamp after the same number of years? (2 points) Part C: After approximately how many years is the number of alligators and crocodiles the same? Justify your answer mathematically. (4 points)

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The polinomials only can have positive whole exponents, that is: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, … (you can include 0 also, because it iis the independent term).

So, if you are told that one term of the polynomial is 9 x ^ (negative something), it is necessary that the number after the negative sign be negative, given that negative times negative is positive.

Therefore, the only possible option from the answer choices is the option 3) -9.

Answer: 3) – 9

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There are 20 alligators in the swamp. Each year, the number of alligators increases by 25%. There are 25 crocodiles in the swamp. Each year, 10 new crocodiles join the swamp. Part B: How many alligators are in the swamp after 4 years? How many crocodiles are in the swamp after the same number of years? Part C: After approximately how many years is the number of alligators and crocodiles the same? Justify your answer mathematically.

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There are 20 alligators in the swamp. Each year, the number of alligators increases by 25%. There are 25 crocodiles in the swamp. Each year, 10 new crocodiles join the swamp. Part B: How many alligators are in the swamp after 4 years? How many crocodiles are in the swamp after the same number of years? Part C: After approximately how many years is the number of alligators and crocodiles the same? Justify your answer mathematically.

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