Math 102 Paper Assignment 5
One goal of assignments is to practice communicating mathematics clearly. You should do your initial work on a rough copy. Prepare a final copy once you are satisfied with your work. (In other words, treat your math assignments just like written work for an English class.) Unjustified answers will receive no credit.
1. Filters at a water treatment plant become less effective over time. The rate at which
pollution passes through the filters into a nearby lake is given in the following table.
(a) (2 points) Give bounds (lower
and upper estimates) between
which the true quantity of pollution must lie. (Assume the
rate of pollution is continually
(b) (2 points) Under the assumption that the pollution is continually increasing, make a reasonable estimate of the true quantity of pollution. Use the results of part (a) and briefly explain how you computed your