Posted: December 1st, 2016
To estimate animal populations, biologists count the total number of animals in a small section of a habitat. The total population of animals is directly proportional to the size of the habitat (in acres) polled.
a. Write an equation that could be used to solve for the constant of variation k.
b. A biologist counted the number of white tail deer in a 550 acre parcel of land in a nature preserve and found 25 deer. Find the constant of variation k.
c. If the entire nature preserve is 2,200 acres, then what is the total white tail deer population in the preserve? Describe how you arrived at your answer.
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