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Problem: What is meant by the term “doubling time” and how did changing values for N0 affect the doubling time of a population?a) Doubling time is the amount of time needed for a population to double in size; increasing N0 did not change the doubling time.b) Doubling time is the amount of time needed for a population to double in size; increasing N0 increased the doubling time.c) Doubling time is the time needed for an individual in the population to reproduce itself; increasing N0 did not change the doubling time.d) Doubling time is the time needed for an individual in the population to reproduce itself; increasing N0 decreased the doubling time.

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Doubling Time: time needed for the population to double in size

Doubling Time=ln 2ln (1+r)

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What is meant by the term “doubling time” and how did changing values for N0 affect the doubling time of a population?

a) Doubling time is the amount of time needed for a population to double in size; increasing N0 did not change the doubling time.

b) Doubling time is the amount of time needed for a population to double in size; increasing N0 increased the doubling time.

c) Doubling time is the time needed for an individual in the population to reproduce itself; increasing N0 did not change the doubling time.

d) Doubling time is the time needed for an individual in the population to reproduce itself; increasing N0 decreased the doubling time.

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