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When scientists talk about populations they often refer to the carrying capacity of species in a particular environment. Carrying capacity is the largest population that an environment can sustain forever.

Suppose the carrying capacity of seals for a particular group of islands is * *represent the number of seals on the island after

*years. Homework Help ✎*

Write a differential equation that models the rate of change in the number of seals.

Write a general solution for the differential equation.

Recall that

whenbecause that is the current population. Suppose that after ten years, 2500 seals inhabit the island. Write a formula forin terms of.