# Calc1231W7T1Q4

- Author:
- daniel.f.mansfield

## The logistic equation

A common problem in ecology is to fit the logistic curve to given data points.
The logistic curve is described by the differential equation , and it is not immediately apparent how to find the best possible values for the constants r and K. After all, the derivative is quadratic in P.
Given four sample data values for the population and change in population , a simple method is to plot the line of best fit to the linear equation . The best values for r and K can be determined from the equation of the line of best fit.