Medical University of South Carolina Population Growth Paper

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This

exercise

uses

the

population growth model.

The fox population in a certain region has a relative growth rate of 7% per year. It is estimated that the population in 2013 was 16,000.

(a) Find a function n(t) = n0ert

that models the population t years after 2013. n(t) =

(b) Use the function from part (a) to estimate the fox population in the year 2018. (Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)

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(c) After how many years will the fox population reach 19,000? (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

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(d) Sketch a graph of the fox population function for the years 2013–2021.

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