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    Simple way to predict population growth

    I used the logistic model to predict population growth of turtles in a class presentation but my teacher asked me to provide him with a simpler way of modeling the population growth.

    My question is, does anyone know of a "simpler" way involving the use of differential equations to predict population growth? I did not use the exponential model because it did not take into account factors that limit population growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    I used the logistic model to predict population growth of turtles in a class presentation but my teacher asked me to provide him with a simpler way of modeling the population growth.

    My question is, does anyone know of a "simpler" way involving the use of differential equations to predict population growth? I did not use the exponential model because it did not take into account factors that limit population growth.
    Possibly as a difference equation?

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