Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH103/April 2013/Question 07 (e)
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Question 07 (e) 

Biofuel: Suppose you work at an experimental algae farm where algae is turned into biofuel. The algae grows in tanks at a rate and the steady supply of nutrients allows each tank to sustain kilograms of algae. In scenario (d). assuming you start with kilograms of algae, at what rate H do you have to harvest the algae such that the tank always contains kilograms of algae? 
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Hint 

Once again, we are looking for a steady state. Given that we already solved for the values of M in the previous part, we can use that to solve this problem OR we can argue directly from the modified differential equation in part d. 
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Solution 1 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Setting the derivative to 0 in with we have that Isolating for H gives 
Solution 2 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using the solution from part d. and plugging in , we have
Multiplying by 2 and noticing that the original differential equation has the restriction that K cannot be 0, we may divide by K as well to reduce the problem to
Isolating for the square root and squaring both sides gives
Solving for H gives
