Please complete the following questions. It is important that you show all work you did to solve the problems when you submit your work. This includes any calculations, diagrams, or graphs that helped you solve it.
- OPEN ENDED Give an example of a value of b for which y = bx represents exponential decay.
- Writing in Math Use the information about Women’s basketball on page 498 to explain how an exponential function can be used to describe the teams in a tournament. Include an explanation of how you could use the equation y = 2x to determine the number of rounds of tournament play for 128 teams and an example of an inappropriate number of teams for a tournament.
- Writing in Math Use the information about sound on page 529 to explain how a logarithmic scale can be used to measure sound. Include the relative intensities of a pin drop, a whisper, normal conversation, kitchen noise, and a jet engine written in scientific notation. Also include a plot of each of these relative intensities on the scale below and an explanation as to why the logarithmic scale might be preferred over the scale below.