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 is growing exponentially. 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.

  • 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. 

      5

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

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

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