Solver and Regular Exponential Growth

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Features a TI Calculator
Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the Solver function on a TI graphing calculator to solve a regular exponential growth model. The instructor walks through an example involving hourly wages and annual compounding, demonstrating how to solve for the growth rate using the Solver function. By the end of the lesson, you'll have a solid understanding of how to use this tool to solve similar problems on your own.

Lesson Description:

Learn to use the Solver function on a TI graphing calculator for a regular exponential growth model.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is regular exponential growth?
  • How can you use the Solver on a TI graphing calculator to solve problems that involve exponentials?
  • What are the formulas for solving exponentials?
  • If the hourly wage of worker was raised once a year and grew exponentially from $6.50 to $8.86 in 9 years, what is the growth rate?
  • How do you find the growth rate of an exponential function using a TI graphing calculator if you have two data points?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows you how to solve regular exponential growth problems using Solver on a TI graphing calculator. One problem is shown and explained in this lesson. This is a another good tutorial on this concept.