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A drug is eliminated from the body through urine. Suppose that for an initial dose of 50 milligrams, the amount A(t) in the body t hours later is given by A(t) = 50(0.8)t.
(a) Estimate the amount of the drug in the body 7 hours after the initial dose. (Round your answer to two decimal places.)
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(b) What percentage of the drug still in the body is eliminated each hour?

Apr 9th, 2015

Twenty percent is eliminated each hour, since only 80% of the previous hours drug remains each successive hour. Here is the proof:

 Hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Drug in Body 40 32 25.60 20.48 16.38 13.11 10.49 Drug Eliminated 8 6.40 5.12 4.10 3.28 2.62 Percentage Eliminated From Previous Hour 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

Apr 9th, 2015

Thank you very much!!!

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