## The number of Atlantic blue fin tuna in thousands can be modeled by P(x)=230(.881)^x where X represents the number of years since 1974. Use

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The number of Atlantic blue fin tuna in thousands can be modeled by P(x)=230(.881)^x where X represents the number of years since 1974. Use the model to algebraically determine the year when the Number of blue fin tuna reached 95,000

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## Answer: 1981

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Recall that P is in thousands, so P = 95 means 95,000.

Plug in P(x) = 95. Solve for x. Use logarithms to get this done.

P(x)=230(0.881)^x

95=230(0.881)^x

95/230 = (0.881)^x

0.41304347826087 = (0.881)^x

(0.881)^x = 0.41304347826087

Log( (0.881)^x )= Log( 0.41304347826087 )

x*Log( 0.881 )= Log( 0.41304347826087 )

x= Log( 0.41304347826087 )/Log( 0.881 )

x= 6.97883817154785

x= 7

Approximately 7 years after 1974 is when the population will be around 95,000.

7 years after 1974 = 1974+7 = 1981