6.3.4 Journal: Graphs of Exponential Function
Algebra I (S4142005)
Points possible: 20
Scenario: Boa Constrictor Population
View the video found on page 1 of this journal activity.
Using the information provided in the video, answer the questions below.
Show your work for all calculations.
Below is the graph of the boa constrictor population you learned about in the video. The
, the time in years, and the
), the snake population for any given year. In this case,
0 indicates the year they started keeping track of the constrictor population. Scientists want to
know how the population is changing every two years so they can make predictions about the
Analyzing the Data:
1. Is this graph increasing or decreasing? Does this imply that the boa constrictor population is
growing or diminishing? (1 point)