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The Exponential Function Quiz
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This quiz tests the work covered in Lecture 2 and corresponds to Section 1.2 of the text Calculus: Single and Multivariable (Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, McCallum et al.).
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There are two sections of economics quiz site that would be useful, Exponential Graphs and Exponential Functions.

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Which table of values correspond to exponential functions?
There may be more than one correct answer.
a)
t012 3 4 5P569142130
b)
t 0 2 4 6 8 10P30014772.0335.294717.29448.4726
c)
t 0 1 2 5 7 10P25012567.538.7519.8759.9675
d)
t 0 12345P 12 10 8 6 4 2
e)
t 0 1 2 3 4 5P202428.834.5641.47249.7664

There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (a) should be False.
Try again, the t values are evenly spaces but the ratios are not fixed.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (b) should be True.
Note that the t values are equally spaced and the ratios 300 147 = 147 72.03 = = 17.2944 8.4726 2.04 are fixed so the function is exponential.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (c) should be False.
Try again, although the ratios are fixed the t values are not evenly spaced.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (d) should be False.
Try again, the t values are evenly spaces but the ratios are not fixed.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (e) should be True.
Note that the t values are equally spaced and the ratios 20 24 = 24 28.8 = = 41.472 49.7664 8.333 are fixed so the function is exponential.
Correct!
  1. False Try again, the t values are evenly spaces but the ratios are not fixed.
  2. True Note that the t values are equally spaced and the ratios 300 147 = 147 72.03 = = 17.2944 8.4726 2.04 are fixed so the function is exponential.
  3. False Try again, although the ratios are fixed the t values are not evenly spaced.
  4. False Try again, the t values are evenly spaces but the ratios are not fixed.
  5. True Note that the t values are equally spaced and the ratios 20 24 = 24 28.8 = = 41.472 49.7664 8.333 are fixed so the function is exponential.
Which of the following curves are concave up?
More than one answer may be correct.
a)
PIC
 b)
PIC
c)
PIC
 d)
PIC

There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (a) should be True.
This curveis y = ex and it is concave up.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (b) should be False.
Try again, this curve is concave down.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (c) should be True.
Thiscurve is a quadratic and is concave up.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (d) should be True.
This curve isy = ex and is concave up.
Correct!
  1. True This curveis y = ex and it is concave up.
  2. False Try again, this curve is concave down.
  3. True Thiscurve is a quadratic and is concave up.
  4. True This curve isy = ex and is concave up.
Consider the exponential function below and determine which one of the following statements is true.
P(t) = 800(0.7)t
a)
P describes exponential growth where the initial quantity is 800.
b)
P describes exponential decay where the initial quantity is 800.
c)
P describes exponential growth where the initial quantity is 0.7.
d)
P describes exponential decay where the initial quantity is 0.7.

Choice (a) is incorrect
Try again, the factor by which P changes is 0.7.
Choice (b) is correct!
Choice (c) is incorrect
Try again, read the definition of The General Exponential Function on page 11.
Choice (d) is incorrect
Try again, read the definition of The General Exponential Function on page 11.
The half-life of radium-226 is 1620 years. There is 100g of radium-226 in a particular sample now.
Which of the following gives the correct amount of radium-266 in 3240 years?
a)
400g.
 b)
50g.
c)
25g.
 d)
0g

Choice (a) is incorrect
Try again, you have doubled the quantity twice.
Choice (b) is incorrect
Try again, this is how much you would have after 1620 years.
Choice (c) is correct!
After 1620 years there would be 50g left and after a further 1620 years there would be half of that left, that is 25g left.
Choice (d) is incorrect
Try again, even though the sample loses 50g in the first 1620 years, it does not lose a further 50g in the next 1620 years.