# A herd of American buffalo (bison) can be modeled by a stage matrix similar to that for the spotted owls.

## Question:

a. Construct the stage-matrix A for the buffalo herd, such that xk+1 = Axk for k > 0.

b. Show that the buffalo herd is growing, determine the expected growth rate after many years, and give the expected numbers of calves and yearlings present per 100 adults.

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