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  1. Assume that a a DVD player loses 60% of its value every year it is in a video store. Suppose the initial value of the DVD player was $80. 8-60 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

    1. What multiplier would you use to calculate the DVD player’s new values?

    2. What is the value of the DVD player after one year? After four years?

    3. Write a continuous function, V(t), to model the value of a DVD player after t years.

    4. When does the DVD player have no value?

    5. Sketch a graph of this function. Be sure to scale and label the axes.

100% − 60% (1.00 − 0.60)

Use your multiplier from part (a) to calculate these values.

V(t) = 80(0.4)t

Let V(t) = 0 in the equation in part (c).
Solve for t. What happens?

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