Studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in the UK, now moved to Canada and tutoring freelance in my own time. Interested primarily in Pathology!

SCleNTIFIC INQUIRY A major cause of septic shock is thepresence of lipopolysaccharide(LPS) from bacteria in the blood.Suppose you have available purified LPS and several strains ofmice, each with a mutation that inactivates a particular TLR gene. How might you use these mice to test the feasibility oftreating septic shock with a drug that blocks TIR signaling?

Explain why the values of an increasing exponential function will eventually overtake the values of an increasing linear function.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word nominal as a value that is “stated or expressed but not necessarily corresponding exactly to the real value."$^{[18]}$ Develop a reasonable argument for why the term nominal rate is used to describe the annual percentage rate of an investment account that compounds interest.

For the following exercises, identify whether the statement represents an exponential function. Explain.A population of bacteria decreases by a factor of $\frac{1}{8}$ every 24 hours.

For the following exercises, identify whether the statement represents an exponential function. Explain.For each training session, a personal trainer charges his clients $\$ 5$ less than the previous training session.

For the following exercises, consider this scenario: For each year $t$, the population of a forest of trees is represented by the function $A(t)=115(1.025)^{t}$.In a neighboring forest, the population of the same type of tree is represented by the function $B(t)=82(1.029)^{t}$. (Round answers to the nearest whole number.)Which forest’s population is growing at a faster rate?