7. What is the point on the graph when
x
= 1? What does this mean in terms of the snake

population? (
1 point
)

8. The graph is of a function in the form
p
(
t
) =
a
•
b
t
. What is the function? (
2 points
)

9. Use this function to estimate the boa constrictor population in 2 years, 3 years, and 4 years.
(
6 points:
2 points for each year, including 1 point for showing your work and 1 point for the
answer)
t

10. What pattern do you see in years 2, 3, and 4? How is the snake population changing
every year? (
2 points
)

11. How is the snake population changing every two years? (
1 point
)

Making a Decision:
12. Do you think the snake population can continue to grow in this way forever? Why or why
not? (
2 points
)