**Exponential Growth**

__1: Write the equation for exponential growth- define each part. (What do you need to know?)__

**N**

**-**The Population Size

**R**or

**Growth Rate**

__2: In a “stable” population, the growth rate:__

will stay the same

__3: What does “d” mean in this equation?__

**d**means change in the equation

__4: How could you easily find the value of an exponential growth curve?__

Using a spreadsheet

__5: Why is exponential growth also called a “J-shaped” curve?__

The line quickly goes up exponentially in a j-shape or a hockey stick.

__6: What is the algebraic solution to exponential growth? Write the equation and define each.__

**n-**Population Size

**r-**Growth Rate

**t-**time

__n(t)=N(1+r)^t__

__7: In exponential growth, “Is the sky the limit?” What are some of the factors that inhibit population growth?__

Factors that inhibit population growth is food, resources and space.