### Home > CALC > Chapter 7 > Lesson 7.3.5 > Problem 7-156

Stingray populations grow based on the differential equation below, where is the population (in thousands) and

*is time in years. Use the graph of the slope field at right to answer the following questions.*

If there are

stingrays at time , sketch a curve representing their population of stingrays.The starting point of the curve is (

, ).

What if the original population at

isstingrays? Draw that population curve and decide if its growth is the same or different as that in part (a). The starting point of the curve is (

, ). What if the original population at

isstingrays? Draw that population curve and decide if its growth is the same or different as those in parts (a) and (b). Based on parts (a) and (b), you should have noticed that both curves approached the same value over time. The starting point of this curve is (

, ). Do you think it will approach the same threshold?