Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2016/Question A 02
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Question A 02 

A rumour started by one student spreads through UBC according to the model in which denotes the number of students who have heard the rumour by time . Which of the following is the best estimate for the number of students who eventually will hear the rumour? (i) 10 (ii) 200 (iii) 0.5 (iv) 20 
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Hint 

If the solution to the differential equation will eventually approach some number, it should be a steady state solution. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By the hint, we need to find the steady state solutions of the given differential equation, this is when .
