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) |
7,000 | 8,500 | 10,500 | 13,000 | 16,000 | 19,500 | 24,000 | 30,000 | 36,500 | 45,000 | 55,500 |

2) Use your graph to estimate the ant colony population after 2.5 months

3) How many months it would take for the any colony population to reach 22,000 ants

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3) It would take approximately 5.5 months for the colony to grow to 22,000 ants

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2) After 2.5 months there are approximately 11,500 ants3) It would take approximately 5.5 months for the colony to grow to 22,000 ants

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