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The intensity of light decreases by 4% for each meter that it descends below the surface of the water. At what depth is the intensity of light only 20% of that at the surface?

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  1. I = 1 (.96)^m

    .20 = .96^m
    using logs

    m = log .2/log .96 = appr 39.4

    it would take about 39.4 m

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