## A hippopotamus’s typical growth rate is typically 50.5% per year when considering it’s weight in pounds from birth to maturity. Using the co

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A hippopotamus’s typical growth rate is typically 50.5% per year when considering it’s weight in pounds from birth to maturity. Using the continuous growth equation, how long would it take a 70lb infant hippo to reach an average adult weight of 3100lbs?

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Answer:9.3 years

Step-by-step explanation:we know that

The equation of a exponential growth is equal to

where

y is the weight in pounds

x is the number of years

a is the initial value or y-intercept

we have

substitute

For y=3,100 lb

substitute in the equation

solve for x

apply log both sides