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A population ecologist is studying four different populations of rabbits living in four different forests. In each forest, the carrying capacity of the forest is 500 rabbits. See the data table below.

Which rabbit population will MOST significantly exceed the carrying capacity of their forest after six years of growth?

Data for Four Different Rabbit Populations

Rabbit Population Current size (N) Current growth rate (r)
1 17 0.8
2 74 0.5
3 121 0.3
4 297 0.1
A

Population 1.

B

Population 2.

C

Population 3.

D

Population 4.