9.6 Differential Equations
Predator & Prey Systems
Question #1 (Easy): Understanding the Predator-Prey System
Differential equations can be used to represent the prey and predator population rate of change system.
Given variables x and y, and the differential equations provided with terms that contribute to the
growth and decline in the rate of population growth, the predator and prey system can be analyzed.
For the predator-prey system, determine which variables of x and y represents the prey and predator
population. Is the growth of the prey restricted only by the predators or by other factors as well? Do the