Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 5:40pm.

State the growth factor in each of the following situations.

Newspaper readership is declining by 7 1/3 % per year.

A bouncing ball rebounds to 1/3 of its previous height.

Dont know how to solve these fractions:\ I just hate working with fractions.

- Calculus -
**Steve**, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:23am
If readership declines 7 1/3% each year, then the readership in year n+1 r(n+1) = (1-.0733333)*r(n) = 0.926666 r(n)

So, the growth factor r = 0.926666 (or 139/150)

Similarly, for the ball, height h(n+1) = 1/3 h(n) so the growth factor is 1/3.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Calculus HELP - State the growth factor in each of the following situations. ...
- Calculus - State the growth factor in each of the following situations. Canada's...
- math - cory drops a bouncing ball form a height of 50 ft and it rebounds to 90% ...
- alg2 - suppose you drop a tennis ball from a height of 15 feet. After the ball ...
- alg - suppose you drop a tennis ball from a height of 15 feet. After the ball ...
- Calculus - A tree grows 2.80 m during the first year since it was planted. ...
- math - A tennis ball is dropped from a height of 7 ft. If the ball rebounds 2/3...
- calculus II - a ball is dropped from a height of 100 ft. Each time it hits the ...
- Math - a ball rebounds 1/2 of the height from which it is dropped. The ball is...
- math - a ball rebounds one half of the height from which it was dropped. The ...

More Related Questions