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Posted by **Jemima** on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:21pm.

(a) What was the initial fruit fly population in the experiment?

flies

(b) What was the maximum fruit fly population that could be expected under this laboratory condition?

flies

(c) What was the population of the fruit fly colony on the 14th day?

flies

(d) How fast was the population changing on the 14th day?

flies/day

- Calculus -
**Reiny**, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:32pmI don't see an "exponential model below" .

- Calculus -
**Jemima**, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:50pmN(t)= 600/1+24e^-0.21t

- Calculus -
**Reiny**, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 9:49pmI am sure you meant

n(t) = 600/(1 + 24e^-.21t )

a) let t=0, N(0) = 600/(1+24e^0) = 600/25 = 24

b) As t gets larger e^-.21t gets smaller

e.g. if t = 20, e^-4.2 = .015

so 24e^-.21t gets smaller

and our formula approaches 600/(1+0) = 600

so the maximum would be 600

c) sub in t=14

N(14) = 600/(1+24e^-2.94) = appr 264

d) N'(t) = -600(1+24e^-.21t)^-2 * 24(-.21)e^-.21t

sub in t=14

you do the button-pushing (I got 31)

- Calculus -
**Jemima**, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10:12pmThanks!

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