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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Understand and use exponential growth and decay; use in modelling (examples may include the use of e in continuous compound interest, radioactive decay, drug concentration decay, exponential growth as a model for population growth); consideration of limitations and refinements of exponential models".

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*Sketch the graph of \(y=0.5^x +1\) for \(0 \le x \le 5\) labeling the y intercept.*" ... more - "
*While studying a new disease, scientists found that the number of toxic cells in the bloodstream increased over time, according to the model \(D(t)=12×(1.16)^t , t \ge 0\) where \(D\) is the number of the toxic cells in the bloodstream per litre and \(t\) is the time in hours.*" ... more - "
*Percy Cod and Fran Finklestein are both researchers working at different universities. They are each studying a different colony of bacteria which coincidentally start increasing in size at the same time.*" ... more - "
*The diagrams above show a growing fractal of triangles. The sides of the largest equilateral triangle in each diagram are of length 1 metre.*" ... more - "
*The quantity of heat required to heat an amount of water is given by the formula:*" ... more - "
*Doctor Octothorpe investigated the decreasing population of a colony of ants in a remote province of China. His investigation took place in 1958.*" ... more - "
*In a remote lake it was noticed by conservationists that a disease was rapidly spreading amongst two species of fish, R and S, which is reducing their numbers. The conservationists calculated that the numbers of each type of fish can be modelled by the functions:*" ... more

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This video on Compound Interest and Depreciation is from Revision Village and is aimed at students taking the IB Maths Standard level course

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