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Homework Help: College Algebra Application

Posted by Chris on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 4:02pm.

Newton's Law of Cooling
T(t)=T0+(T1-T0)e^-kt

The police discover the body of a murder victim. Critical to solving the crime is determining when the murder was committed. The coroner arrives at the murder scene at 12:00pm. She immediately takes the temperature of the body and finds it to be 94.6 degrees F. She then takes the temperature 1 hour later and finds it to be 93.4 degrees F. The temperature of the room is 70 degrees F. When was the murder committed?

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