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 Year 14 Day 69 3:09 Population equation Ellias Aubec Just trying to fix up my spreadsheet, and noticed something wierd with the population equation: BP = (Ln (Flats) x (Flats)^2) + (Flats) Now, to me this means this order of operations: (flats^2) then, multiple that answer by flats (in effect flats ^3) then, do the natural logarithm on that number then, add flats. If we use the ~1400 flats for my planet this gives: 1,400^2 = 1,960,000 1,960,000 X 1,400 = 2,744,000,000 ln (2,744,000,000) = 21.7 21.7+1,400 = 1421.7 Now this is a ridiculous number - the population should be around 19mil. Now am I misunderstanding something there (I think not), or has it been incorrectly put into the rules page? From fiddling around it seems that this fits the numbers better: BP = (Ln (Flats)) x (Flats)^2 + (Flats) this gives 14.2mil, much closer. Answers please.____________ Year 14 Day 69 3:45 Population equation Ben Camden Wrong order of operations.... 1. (flats^2) 2. then, do the natural logarithm on the number of flats 3. then, multiple answer 1 and 2 4. then, add flats. Ln(Flats) is a single operator.____________ Senior Governor Ben Camden Regional Government Year 14 Day 69 13:26 Population equation Jevon Lambright Bens right. Flats: 100 (Ln(100)*(100^2)+100=46100 (Ln(100^3)+100=113 THe second one, what you described Ellias, is far too low of a number.