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    Graphing and Harvesting Functions

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    Harvesting:
    x = a1*x - a2*x^2 - h a1 > 0, a2 > 0, h>0

    1. |x| = tons and |x| = tons/years
    What are the dimensions of a1, a2, and h?
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    2. Use the quadratic formula to show that the phase diagrams (x vs. x)have no intercepts:
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    3. If h < a1^2/(4a2) , x vs. x will have 2 intercepts, what are the signs ( + or - )?

    4. Plot x* vs. x for h = a1^2/(4*a2) , h < a1^2/(4*a2) , h > a1^2/(4*a2)
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    5. Normalize and non-dimensionalize the harvesting equation using the variable
    transformation:
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    6. If h < a1^2/(4*a2), what is the magnitude for h*? What is the equilibrium value for x*?
    7. How do the values in number 6 relate to the h = a1^2/4*a2 phase diagram?

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