In 1980, the population of blue whales in the southern hemisphere was thought to number 4500. The population N(t) has been decreasing according to the formulaN(t) = 4500e−0.1345t,where t is in years and t = 0 corresponds to 1980. Predict the population in the year 2021 if this trend continues. (Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)

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In 1980, the population of blue whales in the southern hemisphere was thought to number 4500. The population N(t) has been decreasing according to the formula

N(t) = 4500e−0.1345t,

where t is in years and t = 0 corresponds to 1980. Predict the population in the year 2021 if this trend continues. (Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)

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First of all, find the value of t for...

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When year is 1980,t = 0 When year is 2021,t = 2021–1980 = 41

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