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SEE BELOW PLEASE at******** If computing N(t) = Pa^t where P=642.035376 and a = 2.900129566 (both are stored in calculator), to what extent should the values of N(5), N(7) and N(9) be rounded? and why? Note: N(5)= 131,718 N(7)=
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SEE BELOW PLEASE at******** If computing N(t) = Pa^t where P=642.035376 and a = 2.900129566 (both are stored in calculator), to what extent should the values of N(5), N(7) and N(9) be rounded? and why? Note: N(5)= 131,718 N(7)=
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