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Question 08 (a) 

The growth rate of a plant during the first week after germination is given by where the time t is measured in days, and a is a constant. Determine the height of the plant h(t) as a function of time t, assuming that it was zero at time t = 0. 
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How are the height and the growth rate related? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since the growth rate is the derivative of the height for any time , we need to integrate the function to find the height depending on .
for a constant . We find that constant by using the initial condition.
So, the function of height is . 