# Basic math

he report will be a Microsoft Word document in which you will address all of the questions in this assignment in the form of a narrative. Name your Microsoft Word document as follows: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.docx.

Submit both documents to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Saturday, February 1, 2014 .

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Select a population size (population could consist of people, animals, microorganisms, or plants).

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Select a positive annual percent growth rate per year, which should be greater than 0%.

20 Calculate what the future size of the population will be, given the below assumptions.

Use the exponential equation: • Future value = Present value *exp( rt ) • Where exp is the base “e” of exponential, • r = annual rate of growth, expressed as a percent • t = years

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Repeat the calculation for SECOND value of t (make sure they are at least two years apart from one another).

20

Repeat the calculation for THIRD value of t (make sure they are at least two years apart from one another).

20

Graph the results for population growth by % growth rate, vs. time in years for all FIRST calculations of t.

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Graph the results for population growth by % growth rate, vs. time in years for all SECOND calculations of t.

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Graph the results for population growth by % growth rate, vs. time in years for all THIRD calculations of t.

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Explain the implications of this growth rate for the population’s resource use and the environment.

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Explain the likelihood of your above results.

Would it be expected that the % growth rate would stay constant over long periods?

40 Total:

Initial Popluation 0 Rate 1 0 Rate 2 0 Rate 3 0 Time (years) Future Population for Rate 1 Future Population for Rate 2 Future Population for Rate 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0