Is it possible for a population of 75 people to increase to over a million in four hundred years?
- KrishnamurthyLv 76 days ago
Definitely it is impossible.
- 1 month ago
Yes. But you are not providing enough detail. 1 male could impregnate 74 females. These females could be 13 years of age and keep putting out children every year until they are no longer producing eggs...and even then they could be hormonally maintained as surrogates for even longer. So lets say 63 (fifty children for each of the 74). So...that first fifty years you already have 3700 offspring much of them already producing children of their OWN. The 2nd gen would have less females...50% males on average...and they could have TWINS or TRIPLETS too...so the numbers would be out of whack on the 3700...it could be 4000. More the merrier. So getting to a million is EASY.
- coolLv 61 month ago
I doubt it. With a population that small, you would quickly run into problems from inbreeding.
- RhubarbLv 51 month ago
If all are fertile and 50 are women (of childbearing age) and 25 are male it is possible. However if carefully planned the target can be reached long before 400 years have passed.
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- ZirpLv 72 months ago
if all of them are fertile, and enough of them are female, sure.
It would become a somewhat inbred bunch though.
- LaurieLv 72 months ago
It depends. If the 75 people are all men, or all women, then - no.
If the 75 people are not all one gender... how many are men, and how many are women? What are their ages? Are they all fertile? What us the maternal mortality rate? The rate of miscarriage? The rate of newborn/infant death? The overall death rate?
Next, what are the societal constraints, if any?
Is polygamy is allowed?
At what age are women allowed to become pregnant?
Are women allowed to bear children fathered by their own father, or by their own brothers?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
average human generation is about 18 years long. that would be 22 generations. if each couple has four children, [and none of them die before having their children, etc.], each generation is twice the size of the previous one.
2 ^ 22 [2 raised to the 22nd power] is approximately 4 million and change, so the population in the last generation only [prior one or two may also still be living] could be 4 million times 75 or 300 million. add in the previous generation of 150 million and you have 450 million then living even if all the grandparents have died.
[note: 2 ^ 10 = 1028, so 2 ^ 22 = 1028*1028*4]Source(s): grampa
- HockeyLv 62 months ago
- Kansas ZLv 62 months ago
Yes, it’s possible.