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Level 7 - NCEA Level 2

Applications of Exponential Functions (1 transform, positive base)

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The formula $A=1000\times2^t$A=1000×2t models the population, $A$A, of aphids in a field of potato plants after $t$t weeks. Use this formula to solve the following questions.


What is the present aphid population?


What will the aphid population be in $5$5 weeks?


What was the aphid population $2$2 weeks ago?

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Maria purchased an artwork for $\$2000$$2000 as an investment. At the end of each year its value is $1.07$1.07 times its value at the beginning of the year. Its value $t$t years after purchase is given by $V=A\times1.07^t$V=A×1.07t.

The growth of a population of mice modelled by $P=20\left(3^x\right)$P=20(3x), where $P$P is the population after $x$x weeks.

After how many weeks, $x$x, will the population of mice have grown to $4860$4860?

A fixed-rate investment generates a return of $6%$6% per annum, compounded annually. The value of the investment is modelled by $A=P\left(1.06\right)^t$A=P(1.06)t, where $P$P is the original investment.

Find the value of the investment after after $3\frac{1}{4}$314 years if the original investment was $\$200$$200. Give your answer to the nearest cent.



Display the graphs of linear and non-linear functions and connect the structure of the functions with their graphs


Manipulate rational, exponential, and logarithmic algebraic expressions


Apply graphical methods in solving problems


Apply algebraic methods in solving problems

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