A population of animals is growing exponentially, and an ecologist has made the following table of the population size, in thousands, at the start of the given year.
|Population in thousands||5.240||5.450||5.668||5.865||6.131||6.376|
Looking over the table, the ecologist realizes that one of the entries for population size is in error. Which entry is it, and what is the correct population? (Round your population answer to three decimal places.)
|Year||Population in Thousands|
We need to find the growth constant, k
5.450 = 5.240e^( k)
k = ln [ 5.450 / 5.240] ≈ .0393
The error occurs in 2010 [ year 3 ].....the value should be.....
5.240e^(.0393 * 3) ≈ 5.896
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