3.2 Logistic & Exponential Growth

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3.2 Logistic & Exponential Growth

3. 2 I CAN compare logistic and exponential growth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A species of plant has exponential growth after it is introduced into an area where it has never been. Which statement best describes exponential growth?
    • A. 

      Each individual plant grows much larger than usual.

    • B. 

      The population immediately decreases.

    • C. 

      Within a few years the population increases dramatically.

    • D. 

      The species cannot reproduce as well in a new habitat.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not an example of exponential growth?
    • A. 

      Deer on the Probilof Islands after eating most of the grass in the area

    • B. 

      Mold appearing on bread overnight

    • C. 

      Rabbit populations after being introduced to a new habitat with lots of food and space

    • D. 

      A tree population, after seeds are planted in an area with unlimited sunlight, water, and minerals

  • 3. 
    Which graph shows logistic population growth?
    • A. 
    • B. 
  • 4. 
    What is the approximate carrying capacity of this population?
    • A. 

      55

    • B. 

      65

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      5

  • 5. 
    When is the population of rabbits growing exponentially?
    • A. 

      May - Sept

    • B. 

      April - October

    • C. 

      August - Sept

    • D. 

      June - July

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