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## Doubling Time and Half-Life

Doubling Time and Half-Life

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Part of video series Non-Linear Relationships / Functions / Models

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Understand what a doubling time or half life means and how to use it compute a growth rate or vice versa.

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- What is doubling time and how do you find it?
- What is half-life and how do you find it?
- If you want your investment to double in value every three years, at what rate of interest would you need to invest it assuming it is compounded continuously?
- If your investment on stocks is losing half its value every two years, how can you find and interpret the associated decay rate?
- How do you use the Equation Solver on a TI Graphing Calculator to solve a doubling time or half-life problem?
- How do you solve the exponential equation 2 = 1e^(3k)?

This lesson does a great job of explaining doubling time and half-life and showing how to find / use these values in real-world situations. The topics are explained very well, and all steps involved in solving the 2 problems presented using a TI graphing calculator are very clear. Solving by hand using paper is also shown in this lesson.