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Describe why an r-strategist might be better suited for an unpredictable environment than a K-strategist is.

A: An r-strategist might be better suited for an unpredictable environment than a K-strategist because they grow exponentially when environmental conditions allow them to reproduce, resulting in temporarily large populations. When environmental conditions worsen, the population size drops quickly. The few that survive, however, are most likely to carry the variations suited to the new environmental conditions. And because r-strategists reproduce early in life and have many offspring each time they reproduce, no matter what environment they are in, r-strategists are less likely to become extinct than K-strategists, which tend to live in stable environments.

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