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Show that if x , K, then x , y , K. Explain what this means about the population size over successive generations if the initial population is smaller than the carrying capacity of the environment. Beverton-Holt Recruitment Curve 89–90. Some organisms exhibit a density-dependent mortality from one generation to the next. Let R . 1 be the net reproductive rate (that is, the number of surviving offspring per parent), let x . 0 be the density of parents and y be the density of surviving offspring.

B. Predict how the line y 5 29x would look, and then check your prediction by graphing it. 54. a. Graph the lines y1 5 x 1 2, y2 5 x 1 1, 5 5 to y 5 mx 1 b if the point (x1 , y1) is the y-intercept (0, b). x y 52. Show that the linear equation 1 5 1 a b has x-intercept (a, 0) and y-intercept (0, b). ) 53. a. Graph the lines y1 5 2x, y2 5 22x, 49–50. Write equations for the lines determining the 49. 17 51. Show that y 2 y1 5 m(x 2 x1) simpliﬁes 48. y Real Numbers, Inequalities, and Lines 5 x Ϫ5 y3 5 x, y4 5 x 2 1, and y5 5 x 2 2 on the window [2 5, 5] by [2 5, 5].

A b 4 10. 322 # 921 3 2 11. a b 23 3. 224 1 3 6. a b 22 9. 422 # 221 2 3 12. a b 23 1 3 13. a b 22 2 3 1 23 2a b 2 22 21 1 3 14. a b 2 5 15. c a b d 22 1 22 2a b 2 22 21 16. c a b d 17. 251͞2 18. 361͞2 19. 25 3͞2 20. 163͞2 21. 163͞4 22. 27 2͞3 23. (28)2y3 24. (227)2y3 25. (28)5y3 Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).