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Accuracy of generation time estimate

  1. Nov 3, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How accurate is the estimate for (cohort) generation time (the type you'd have on a life table)?

    2. Relevant equations
    Cohort generation time:
    Tc = Sum of (x*Fx)/sum of Fx

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Tc = 2.77 (for 7 generations)

    So the generation starts of with 100 organisms and is cut down to 0 after 7 generations. From this, I get an estimate of 2.77, how can I find the amount of accuracy from this?
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