Relative Fitness: Definition & Equation


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Which of the following is the best definition of biological 'fitness'?

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1. The raw number of offspring that an organism has it its lifetime is the:

2. Which of the following describes a genetic variant within a population?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you will test your understanding of relative fitness through questions about the relative fitness equation and biological fitness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through this quiz/worksheet, you can improve what you know about:

  • Biological fitness
  • The raw number of offspring an organism has in its lifetime
  • A genetic variant within a population
  • Parts of the relative fitness equation
  • Using the relative fitness equation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related relative fitness lesson
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that require you to use the relative fitness equation
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a genetic variant within a population

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Relative Fitness: Definition & Equation to learn more about these concepts and to also get more information on the following objectives:

  • Identify the difference between absolute, relative and average fitness
  • Review how genotypes can be beneficial in terms of survival
  • Recall the relative fitness equation