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# Exponential Growth

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If the number of bacteria in a colony doubles every 162 hours and there is currently a population of 105 bacteria what will the population be in 324 hours from now?

Feb 1, 2022

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After 162 hours, there will be $$105 \times 2 = 210$$ bacteria.

After 324 hours, there will be $$210 \times 2 = \color{brown}\boxed{420}$$ bacteria

Feb 1, 2022
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324 / 162 = 2

105 * 5 2^2 = 105 * 4 = 420

The population of bacteria will have 420

Feb 1, 2022