**Short-time intervals calculations** do not account for resource consumption and limitations which happen in real life.

The equations used in the tutorial apply to populations over short time intervals. Why can they *not* be applied to populations over very long time periods?

a) The equations only apply to small populations and so populations become disqualified over long time periods as they get larger.

b) Real populations are affected by resource limitations that are not accounted for in the equations.

c) Large values for time cannot be used in the equations without generating error.

d) The equations are meant for theoretical applications only and cannot be used in the study of real populations.

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