Posted by **samantha** on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 5:40pm.

The population of a city was 166 thousand at the begining of 2004. The exponential growth rate was 1.5% per year. Use the formula P(t)=P[o]e^(kt) where P[o] is the population in 2004 and k is the exponential growth rate.

a) predict the population in 2016, to the nearest thousand.

b) during which year will the population reach 258 thousand?

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