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An animal reserve has 22,000 elk. The population is increasing at a rate of 12% per year how long will it take for the population to reach 88,000

 Feb 22, 2020
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Future population =FP

Present population =PP

 

FP = PP x [1 + R]^N

88,000 =22,000 x [1.12]^N, solve for N

4 = 1.12^N

N =Log(4) / Log(1.12)

N =12.23 Years for the population to quadruple.

 Feb 22, 2020

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