# Difference between revisions of "Geometric rate"

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− | A '''geometric rate''' of growth | + | A '''geometric rate''' of growth occurs when a series increases in proportion to its current value, as in doubling per century in the case of [[Essay:Best New Conservative Words|Best New Conservative Words]]. Symbolically, this could be written as <br /><br /> |

+ | <math>Conservative Words Today = Original Conservative Words\times 2^{\frac{time}{100 years}}</math><br /><br /> | ||

+ | where <math>time</math> is the amount of time since the <math>Original Conservative Words</math> were counted (perhaps the year 1600 as described in the above article). | ||

[[Category:mathematics]] | [[Category:mathematics]] |

## Revision as of 10:55, 1 November 2011

A **geometric rate** of growth occurs when a series increases in proportion to its current value, as in doubling per century in the case of Best New Conservative Words. Symbolically, this could be written as

where is the amount of time since the were counted (perhaps the year 1600 as described in the above article).