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!

Guest Mar 20, 2020

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Guest
Mar 20, 2020

#1**0 **

Since the growth is doubling, the graph will not have a proportional relationship.

Therefore, the answer would be D: Nonlinear.

Hope this helped!

CalTheGreat Mar 20, 2020

#2**0 **

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

DeSTrOYer303 Mar 20, 2020