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**radioheadfan** Okay I have been doing this for a while now and I got t = 3, but clearly it was wrong because it actually equals 1.6 days.

I set up the model like this

dp/dt = k(p)^1/2

This is the problem

Let t denote time (in days) and let P denote the population of some species at time t. Suppose that the birth rate β (number of births per day per unit of population) is proportional to P^1/2 and that the death rate δ (number of deaths per day per unit of population) equals 0. Suppose the initial population is 4, and after one day the population is 16. When will the population equal 100?