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 population is predicted to follow this model over the next few years:
Using complete sentences, relate the equation for
to the changes of industry.
There are both positive and negative components to
. What do you think these components correspond to?
Algebraically determine when Woisme will have the most people. 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