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Question 07 (c) 

New words are constantly being introduced into a language. The usage of one particular new word is thought to grow according to a logistic equation where is the fraction of the population using the word. The usage increases at a rate proportional to the product of the fraction of people who use the word and the fraction that don’t use it and decreases at a rate proportional to the number of users.
(c) When the word does catch on and spread, what is the steady state fraction of the population that uses the word? A. B. C. D. E. 
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Hint 

At the steady state, the rate of change (derivative) is zero. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By the Hint, we need to solve for in the case : Since (the word does catch on and spread), we can divide both sides by to obtain Answer: . 