Wednesday
April 23, 2014

Homework Help: math - Additional Info

Posted by Jane on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11:25am.

The value of a $20,000 car decreases every, t. The equation below model this situation.

20,000(1-0.04t) = 13,000

How many years will the car be worth $13,000? Round to the nearest tenth if necessary.

I got 20,000(.96t)= 13,000, but I don't believe gives me the correct answer. Help!



typo - Damon, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:26pm
this does not make sense:
" decreases every, t "

did it say it decreased 4% per year?
that would mean
.96^n =13/20
.96^n = .65
n log .96 = log .65
n = -.187/-.0177
= 10.6 years



math - Jane, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 9:38pm
I understand most of the explanation except the part below:

n log .96 = log .65
n = -.187/-.0177

The answer is 10.6, but I don't know how to get passed .96t = .65. Please continue to help me. Thanks

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

math - The value of a $20,000 car decreases every, t. The equation below model ...
math - Help - The value of a $20,000 car decreases every year, t. The equation ...
math - The value of a new car decreases exponentially.Suppose your mother buys a...
math - a car depreciates in by avalue of $1000 per year. The original value of ...
math - The value of a $20,000 car decreases every year, t. The equation below ...
math - The value of a car decreases at a constant rate as it grows older. When ...
Algebra I - Please show me how to solve: The value of a $20,000 car decreases ...
MATH - a rule of thumb used by car dealers is that the trade in value of a car ...
probability - jessica Lasda an educational publisher presently have five ...
MATH - NEED EXTREME HELP!@#$%^a rule of thumb used by car dealers is that the ...

Search
Members