How it works ?
Problem: A population of honeybees (y) raised on a farm started with 50 bees at time x = 0 and was modeled by the function P(x)=(75200/(1+1503e)-0.5932x). (exponent = -0.5932x just in case you have a difficult time seeing it.) In this problem, x = time in weeks, for 0<=x<=25.
The graph of function P is shown in blue.
The graph of function P’ is shown in purple.
Interact with this applet for a minute, then answer the questions that follow.