Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/December 2015/Question 07 (a)
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Question 07 (a) 

An exponential decay function , where and are positive constants, is used to model the amount of drug in the blood t hours after an initial dose is administered. Suppose an initial dose of 100 mg is administered to a patient. Assume it takes 36 hr for the body to eliminate half of the initial dose from the blood stream. Answer the questions below. You may leave your answers unsimplified, i.e. in ”calculatorready” form. (a) Find the exponential function that predicts the amount of drug in the blood at hr. Make sure your answer has no unknown constants. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The initial amount of drug is given by 100 mg, thus mg. We also know that it takes 36 hr to have half of the initial dose remaining in the blood, i.e. hr, on the other hand, we have the formula that ; Indeed, it follows from
