Posted by Mackenzie on .
THE AVERAGE WEIGHT W (IN POUNDS) OF AN ATLANTIC COD AGED t YEARS CAN BE MODELED BY THE EGUATION W=1.16(1.44)^t.
FIND THE RATIO OF THE WEIGHT OF A 5 YEAR OLD COD TO THE WEIGHT OF A 2 YEAR OLD COD. EXPRESS THIS RATIO AS A POWER OF 1.44!!!!!!
HOW WOULD I DO THIS???
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

PRE ALGEBRA 
Reiny,
weight of a 5 year old cod = 1.16(1.44)^5
weight of a 2 year old cod = 1.16(1.44)^2
so when we form the ratio (1.16(1.44)^5):(1.16(1.44)^2) it reduces to
(1.44^3):1