## Two separate bacteria populations that grow each month at different rates are represented by the functions f(x) and g(x). In what month does

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Two separate bacteria populations that grow each month at different rates are represented by the functions f(x) and g(x). In what month does the f(x) population exceed the g(x) population? Month (x) f(x) = 3x g(x) = 7x + 6 1 3 13 2 9 20 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6

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Answer: month 4Step-by-step explanationill try to explain this as simple and short as possible

our equations are

f(x) = 3xandg(x) = 7x + 6we need to see which one grows faster per month. so all you do is plug in the number of months into X in each equation then solve. once you have an answer, plug in the next number of months til you have an answer

we already have the first and second months of each equation so now you just do the next four

for f(x) the growth per month is this1 month = 3

2 months =9

3 months =27

4 months =81

5 months = 243

and 6 = 729

good, next we for g(x) we plug in the number of months and we get1 month= 13

2 month = 20

3= 27

4= 34

5= 41

6= 48

SO f(x) starts growing exponentially faster than g(x) during the 4th month, because that’s when it starts increasing fasterhope this wasn’t too complex, sorry its so long

Step-by-step explanation:This is confusing, what does g(x) equal? There’s a bunch of random numbers there. I’ll just assume.

They stated that f(x) needs to exceed g(x), so make an inequality plugging in the values

You see, function f(x) needs to be higher than function g(x)

Subtract 7x from both sides to get:

Divide both sides by -4, when you divide by a negative number the signs switch so it is now less than.

x < -1.5

Andobviouslythat’snotananswerupthere,soyoumadeamistakestatingthevaluesofthefunctions