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Problem 85 Hard Difficulty

The average blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of eight male subjects was measured after consumption of 15 mL of ethanol (corresponding to one alcoholic drink). The resulting data were modeled by the concentration function
$ C(t) = 0.0225te^{0.0467t} $
where $ t $ is measured in minutes after consumption and C is measured in mg/mL.
(a) How rapidly was the BAC increasing alter 10 minutes?
(b) How rapidly was it decreasing half an hour later?


a. $7.5 \times 10^{-3}(\mathrm{mg} / \mathrm{mL}) / \mathrm{min}$
b. $3 \times 10^{-3}(\mathrm{mg} / \mathrm{mL}) / \mathrm{min}$


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Catherine A.

October 26, 2020

Heather Z., thanks this was super helpful.


David Base G.

October 26, 2020

That was not easy, glad this was able to help

Video Transcript

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