# Homework Help: Find Exponential Equation from data points

1. Aug 25, 2012

### Ocasta

Hi guys I'm helping my girlfriend with her Calc 1 homework and we seem to be stuck on this one problem. Am I missing something obvious?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

$P = P_0 a^t$

$\frac{5}{20} = \frac{P_0 a^1}{P_0 a^{-1}}$

$\frac{1}{4} = a^2$

$a = \frac{1}{2}$

$5 = P_0 (1/2)^1$

$P_0 = 10$

$P(t) = 10 (1/2)^t$

2. Aug 25, 2012

### Ocasta

... and a few seconds after I posted this, I realized that we're using the wrong variable. X instead of t, and it works.

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