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This year, I will.....

Consider this "fact": 77% of the New Year’s resolutions made are adhered to for a week or less.

Task 1: Do a survey of your students and colleagues to see if their "Resolutions" pattern fits the above data.

Task 2: Given the above statement, is it possible to compute the half-life for a New Year's Resolution (assuming it is an exponential situation)? Explain.

Source: Observer Magazine, May 1, 2003