The good news for the small prairie town of Woisme is that a new fiber optics plant is about to open. The bad news is that the old quarry is about to close, and many residents will lose their jobs as a result. The predicted population over the next few years can be modeled by the following equation:
Using complete sentences, relate the equation for
to the situation.
There are both positive and negative components to
. What do you think these components correspond to?
Algebraically determine when Woisme will have the greatest population. Use your calculator only for numerical calculations.
and determine when .
Be sure to consider the endpoints. For example, Woisme's population might have been the greatest at the