17. Solve 1n 2 + 1n x = 5. Round to the nearest thousandth, if necessary. (2 points)

18. The sales of lawn mowers t years after a particular model is introduced is given by the function y = 5500 ln(9t + 4), where y is the number of mowers sold. How many mowers will be sold 5 years after a model is introduced? Round the answer to the nearest whole number. (2 points)

19.

In a particular region of a national park, there are currently 330 deer, and the population is increasing at an annual rate of 11%.

a. Write an exponential function to model the deer population.

b. Explain what each value in the model represents.

c. Predict the number of deer that will be in the region after five years. Show your work.