During the period from 2003 through 2010, gold prices doubled every 3 years (approximately).

(a) What was the yearly growth factor for the price of gold during this period? (Round your answer to two decimal places.) ________.

(b) Explain in practical terms the meaning of the growth factor you found in part (a).

A yearly growth factor of _______ means that to find next year's gold price, ______ (divide, exponential, multiply, increase, decrease) this year's price by _______.

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Mar 14, 2017