Ch 9 Notes - How is predicting growth used in the REAL...

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BUSINESS • predicting costs, sales, profits ECONOMICS • investment/banking • credit cards SCIENCE • predicting population growth • predicting the availability of resources over time • radioactive dating to estimate the age of artifacts humans animals insects bacteria How is predicting growth used in the REAL WORLD? (decline) • global warming
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Examining Some Sequences • Examine the following sequences and determine the next three values in the sequence • Describe HOW you determined these values 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ___, ___, ___, . . . 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ___, ___, ___, . . . 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ___, ___, ___, . . . 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, ___, ___, ___, . . .
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1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ___, ___, ___, . . . 64 128 256 Powers of 2 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 5 2 6 2 7 2 8 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ___, ___, ___, . . . Fibonacci Numbers add the previous two numbers to get the next number 1+1 1+2 2+3 3+5 5+8 8+13 13+21 55 89 144 21+34 34+55 55+89 Seeds More to come on Fibonacci numbers . . .
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