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A certain type of bacterial cell divides into two cells every hour. So, in a colony of these cells, the population doubles every hour.

Which of the following describes the rate of population growth in this colony?

 A. 

both linear and nonlinear

 B. 

linear

 C. 

neither linear nor nonlinear

 D. 

nonlinear

GIVE ME THE RIGHT ANSWER!

 Mar 20, 2020
edited by Guest  Mar 20, 2020
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Since the growth is doubling, the graph will not have a proportional relationship.

 

Therefore, the answer would be D: Nonlinear.

 

Hope this helped!

 Mar 20, 2020
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Just like CalTheGreat said, the graph of that equation would be exponential, not linear. Therefore it is D, nonlinear.

 Mar 20, 2020
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Yup, and exponential graphs are NEVER linear! Keep this in mind :D

CalTheGreat  Mar 21, 2020

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