# Republic Polytechnic

Practice Questions 02: Red particles

1. The quantity of a certain type of bacteria, A, is known to triple every 2 years. The initial quantity of bacteria is 10,000 cells/ml. a. Write down a mathematical equation relating A and t, where t is the number of years. 10000(3)^t/2 b. What is the quantity of bacteria after 6 years? Sub 6 in t 2. The graph of the rate of change of q against q is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 a. Write down a mathematical equation relating the rate of change of q and q. b. It is known that q is 10 when time, t, is 0. Suggest an expression for q in terms of time, t. c. Sketch the graph of the quantity q against time, t, labelling the value of the yintercept.

3. Eric places \$5,000 in a special account that accumulates interest compounded continuously. Assuming no additional deposits or withdrawals , how much will be in the account after 7 years if the interest rate is a constant 8.5% for first 4 years and a constant 9.25% for the last 3 years?