MAT 117- Problem Set 1
Due: 09/11
Objectives 1-4
Directions
: Complete the problems on the answer sheet provided. All problems must be completed by the end of
class to earn full credit.
Show all work.
1. (
5 points
) Scientific Notation and Percent.
(Based on the ideas in Objective 1 and Objective 4.)
Four percent of Jennie’s skin cells were burned when she escaped from a fire.
If
3.7 × 10
10
of her skin cells
were burned then, how many skin cells were not burned?
2. (
4 points
per problem) Solving for a variable in terms of other variables.
(From Objective 4.)
(a) The pressure, temperature, and volume of an ideal gas are related by the equation
𝑅 =
𝑃𝑉
𝑛𝑇
.
Solve this
equation for
T
, which is the temperature in degrees Kelvin.
(b) The amount of a certain population with limited resources is given by the equation
𝑃 =
𝑘
1+𝑐𝐵
−𝑡
.
Solve this
equation for the constant
c
.
Write your answer so that there is no negative exponent.

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