solutions

Population growth

Define a function population_growth that receives an initial population,
annual rate of growth, and target population. Use a while loop to calculate
how many years it takes to go over the target population and return it. If
the annual growth rate is not greater than zero, return 'invalid growth rate'.
Do not use math.pow or the x**y operator.

Target = Initial * (1 +rate)^(number of years)

Examples:

>>> population_growth(5000, 0.1, 10000)
8
>>> population_growth(5000, 0.1, 20000)
15
>>> population_growth(5000, 0.1, 40000)
22
>>> population_growth(5000, 0, 40000)
'invalid growth rate'

Test Cases

test bad growth rate - Run Test

def test_bad_growth_rate():
    assert population_growth(5000, 0, 40000) == 'invalid growth rate'

test population X4 - Run Test

def test_population_X4():
    assert population_growth(5000, 0.1, 20000) == 15

test population X8 - Run Test

def test_population_X8():
    assert population_growth(5000, 0.1, 40000) == 22

test population X2 - Run Test

def test_population_X2():
    assert population_growth(5000, 0.1, 10000) == 8