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Calulation of population growth with logistic model

3.13) Suppose human population grows from 6.3 billion in 2000 to an ultimate population of 10.3 billion following the logistic curve. Assuming a growth rate of 1.5% in 2000, when would the population reach 9 billion? What would the population be in 2050?

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The solution elaborates on how to build the population growth model using the logistic curve. It is comprised of detailed explanations of calculation based on the logistic and exponential functions.