The population of a colony of mosquitoes obeys the law of uninhibited growth. If there are 1000 mosquitoes initially and there are 1800 after 1 day, what is the size of the colony after three days? How long is it until there are 10000 mosquitoes?

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- Oct 25th 2008, 03:44 PM #1

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- Oct 25th 2008, 04:35 PM #2
do you know what formula to use? the exponential growth formula

where is the population after time , is the initial population, and is the rate of growth.

you are told

you are also told . you can use that to find . then you can fill in the unknowns in the formula above, except for and of course.

you can then answer the other questions.

the size of the population after 3 days is given by .

to find out how long it takes the population to become 10000, set and solve for

you are aware that bumping is against the rules, right?

- Oct 25th 2008, 04:38 PM #3

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