Homework 8 Solutions
March 16, 2018
6.5 FE 2:
A blobfish population consists of juveniles and adults.
Each year, 50% of juveniles
become adults and 10% die. Adults have a 75% chance of surviving from one year to the next and
have, on average, four o
spring a year.
a) Write a discrete-time matrix model describing this population.
b) If the population this year consists of 50 juveniles and 35 adults, what will next years popu-
c) What will happen to the population in the long run?