A mathematical model predicting the growth of an ant colony population over 10 months is shown in the table below:Name: Date:

Months (x) |
0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |

Ant colony population (y) |
9,000 | 11,000 | 14,000 | 17,500 | 21,500 | 27,000 | 33,500 | 41,500 | 52,000 | 64,500 | 80,500 |

2) Use your graph to estimate the ant colony population after 7.5 months

3) How many months it would take for the any colony population to reach 15,500 ants

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3) It would take approximately 2.5 months for the colony to grow to 15,500 ants

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2) After 7.5 months there are approximately 46,500 ants3) It would take approximately 2.5 months for the colony to grow to 15,500 ants

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