PCMI, Summer 2004
High School Teacher Program

Some of the questions students asked about the problem:

  1. How many years will the operation run?

  2. Will we cut before the trees mature or after they mature?

  3. By "starting population" do you mean at the beginning of the operation or the population just before we cut?

  4. What do you mean by "the same number of small trees" in the third option?

  5. Should we only do this for two years because of the third option?

  6. Can I pick one option if I am running my operation for 1 year and another operation if I want to run it for longer?

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