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Up 7.5
Solve.

7 9 x = 15
Solve. Check for extraneous solutions.

ln(7 x 4) = ln(2x + 11)

Solve. Check for extraneous solutions.

log 4 ( x +12 ) + log 4 x = 3

log2 (x 6) = 5

Unit 7: Exponential and Logarithmic


Functions

Target 7.5
WRITE AND APPLY EXPONENTIAL
AND POWER FUNCTIONS (7.7)

Were going to do this section entirely on the calculator. We will


be doing an exponential regression and a power regression (the
same thing we did for lines, quadratics, cubics, and quartics).
Exponential Function:
Power Function:

y = ab x

y = ax

Write an exponential function that passes through the points (1,


12) and (3, 108).

The deer population is increasing exponentially each month. The


chart shows the number of deer y for each month x (1 = January).
x
y

1
12

2
16

3 4 5 6 7
25 36 50 67 96

Write an exponential function that models this data.

Hunting season begins when the deer population


reaches 200. What month will hunting season
begin?

Write a power function that passes through the points (3, 2) and
(6, 9).

The table below shows the atomic number x and the melting point
y (in degrees Celsius) for the alkali metals. Find a power model for
the data.

Estimate the melting point of Francium


(atomic number 87), the next alkali metal.