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We want to harvest every month, so T = 1. When should we start the harvest cycles? Inputting all the numbers leads to I(opt) ≈ 9750. How much will we be able to harvest each month this way? For this we go back to the formula for H and find that: H ≈ 500. Notice something? It seems that it makes no difference if we harvest continuously throughout the month or limit ourselves to one harvesting session at the end of the month. In both cases we can extract 500 fish per month at most while still maintaining the population.

This leads to: (1) h = r · N · (1 ‒ N / K) So given the current population of N fish, this equation tells us at what rate h we are allowed to catch fish if we aim to maintain the population. This is the quantity we want to maximize. And we do this as we always do in calculus: find the first derivative and set it to zero. To find the first derivative, we can either get rid of the bracket first or apply the product rule. I'll use the latter: dh/dN = r · (1 ‒ N / K) + r · N · (‒ 1 / K) dh/dN = r ‒ r · N / K ‒ r · N / K dh/dN = r ‒ 2 · r · N / K Now we'll set it to zero to find the size of population which will allow the largest harvest rate: r ‒ 2 · r · N / K = 0 → N(opt) = K / 2 So we wait with the harvest until the population reached half its capacity.

3 seconds This is the optimal duration for one puff given the value of the absorption constant k and a time of two seconds between exhaling and inhaling. We are not interested in a more accurate solution since our inputs are estimates as well. 7 seconds. 7 seconds. Killing Efficiently Logistic Growth Suppose you manage a large fish pond and want to maximize your profits. Naturally, you want to catch as many fish as possible while at the same time maintaining the population. How can this be done?

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