ZoologyIn a pond there are 40 lotus plants last year and through reproduction 8 new plants are added, taking the current population to 48. What is the birth rate?

In a pond there are 40 lotus plants last year and through reproduction 8 new plants are added, taking the current population to 48. What is the birth rate?

  1. A

    0.28 offspring per lotus plant per year

  2. B

    0.4 offspring per lotus plant per year

  3. C

    0.32 offspring per lotus plant per year

  4. D

    0.2 offspring per lotus plant per year 

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    Solution:

    In a pond there are 40 lotus plants last year and through reproduction 8 new plants are added, taking the current population to 48. 
    Birth rate as 8/40 = 0.2 offspring per lotus per year.

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