Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 1 - The Science of Biology - Figure 1.8 - Inquiry Questions: 2

Answer

A flattening of the curvature of a geometric progression will come with a decrease in the constant factor. For a graph of population, this decrease will come with a decrease in birthrate or an increase in deaths/decrease in lifespan.

Work Step by Step

Since the point to point change in a geometric progression is due to more organisms, to reduce the change/constant factor think about what causes it. More organisms will cause it, either because more are born or because fewer die. Thus, fewer births or more deaths will result in a lower constant factor.
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