Posted by Kayla on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:21pm.
The depreciation rate, r, for a $50,000 news car is given by the function r = 1  (V/50,000)^(1/5), where V is the value of the car when it is five years old.
a) What is the depreciation rate for a $50,000 BMW that is worth $28,000 after 5 years? (I already found the answer to this: 10.95%)
b) Write V as a function of r (Help me answer this part!)
Thank you!

Math  Damon, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:46pm
(V/50,000)^(1/5) = 1r
V/50,000 = (1r)^5
V = 50,000 (1r)^5

Math  Steph, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:56pm
What did you do with the exponent?

Math  Anonymous, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:59pm
how do you do part a?

Math  Damon, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8:15pm
Steph, I raised both sides of the equation to the fifth power.

Math  Damon, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8:18pm
Anonymous
r = 1  (28/50)^.2
= 1  .56^.2
= 1  .89
= .1095 or 10.95%

Math  Anonymous, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8:22pm
Thank you!!
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