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PLEASE HELP 100PTS!!!!!!!! I SOLVED IT BUT I WANT TO CHECK MY ANSWERS!!DONT COPY OTHER ANSWERS I CAN TELL AND REPORT YOU!!!!A scientist is studying the growth of a particular species of plant. He writes the following equation to show the height of the plant f(n), in cm, after n days:f(n) = 10(1.02)nPart A: When the scientist concluded his study, the height of the plant was approximately 11.04 cm. What is a reasonable domain to plot the growth function?Part B: What is the average rate of change of the function f(n) from n = 1 to n = 5, and what does it represent?

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Answer:Part A) The reasonable domain to plot  the growth function is the interval [0,5]Part B) The average rate of change is $$0.21\ \frac{cm}{day}$$ see the explanationStep-by-step explanation:Part A) Letf(n) -----> the height of the plant in cmn ----> the number of dayswe have$$f(n)=10(1.02)^n$$This is a exponential function of the form$$f(x)=a(b)^x$$wherea is the initial valueb is the baser is the rate of growthb=(1+r)In this problem we have$$a=10\ cm$$ ----> initial value or y-intercept$$b=1.02$$$$r=b-1=1.02-1=0.02$$$$r=2\%$$For f(n)=11.04 cmFind the value of nsubstitute in the exponential function$$11.04=10(1.02)^n$$$$11.04/10=(1.02)^n$$$$1.104=(1.02)^n$$Apply log both sides$$log(1.104)=(n)log(1.02)$$$$n=log(1.104)/log(1.02)$$$$n=5\ days$$soThe reasonable domain to plot  the growth function is the interval -----> [0,5]$$0 \leq x \leq 5$$Part B) What is the average rate of change of the function f(n) from n = 1 to n = 5, and what does it represent?the average rate of change is equal to $$\frac{f(b)-f(a)}{b-a}$$ In this problem we have $$f(a)=f(1)=10(1.02)^1=10.2\ cm$$  $$f(b)=f(5)=10(1.02)^5=11.04\ cm$$ $$a=1$$ $$b=5$$ Substitute $$\frac{11.04-10.2}{5-1}=0.21\ \frac{cm}{day}$$ The average rate of change is the change of the function values (output values) divided by the change of the input values.That represent ----> The plant grew an average of 0.21 cm per day during that time interval