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# Quantitative Skills & Reason MATH 1001

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thousands by the quadratic model Pt 110 4t 007t2 a What is the population of Stockton City on January 1 2007 b In what month of what calendar year will the population of Stockton City reach 180 thousand Solution a We only need to substitute t 7 in the population function Pt and calculate P7 110 47 00772 14143 thousand b We need to find the value oftwhen Pt 180 That is we need to solve the equation 1104t007t2 180 139 Equamn 1 an example cf 5 quadm c equa nn whnnh we can eme m a variety nfmys Firs by gnphing bath sxdes mime equaunn gure 3 y e 11042oo722 yze xmmcuon 2 musssu v1ao gure 3 The lme 12 20 and me parabnla y e no 4r a 07 are shnwnmthe calcmatnrwmdnw rm 5 r 20 rum Sy s 300 Tn eme equaunn t we nd me chnnrdmate mime rmereeeum perm m the rst quadrant The negeuve snluunn mhe mtersecnnn pmnt m the secnnd quadrant wnu d be m the past Fxgure 3 mdmazes that we have already used the mtersecnnnr ndmg feature w Incmethepnmt 14 047 180 Hence t 14 047 years 14 years a 047 lljmnnths 14 years o 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in thousands for Beta City t years after January 1 2005 is modeled by the quadratic function Pt 07t2 l2t 200 How long will it take Beta City s population to reach 350 thousand The population in thousands for Gamma City t years after January 1 2002 is modeled by the quadratic function Pt 15t2 2lt 300 How long will it take Gamma City s population to reach 500 thousand The population in thousands for Delta City t years after January 1 2003 is modeled by the quadratic function Pt 05t2 7t 90 In what month of what year does Alpha City s population reach twice its initial 1 12003 population The population in thousands for Omega City t years after January 1 2002 is modeled by the quadratic function Pt 025t2 5t 100 In what month of what year does Alpha City s population reach 200 thousand A ball is thrown straight up from ground zero with an initial velocity of 48 feet per second Find the maximum height attained by the ball and the time it takes for the ball to return to ground zero From the top of a 48 feet tall building a ball is thrown straight up with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second Find the maximum height attained by the ball and the time it takes for the ball to hit the ground A ball is thrown straight up from the top of a 160 feet tall building with an initial velocity of 48 feet per second The ball soon falls to the ground at the base of the building How long does the ball remain in the air A ball is dropped from the top of a 960 feet tall building How long does it take the ball to hit the ground Joshua drops a rock into a well in which the water surface is 300 feet below ground level How long does it take the rock to hit the water surface Fitting Quadratic Models to Data Find the quadratic model Pt P0 bt atz with t 0 for the earliest year given in the data that best ts the population census data in Problems 11 7 16 In each case calculate the average error of this optimal model and use the model to predict the population in the year 2007 11 Iowa City IA 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