Suppose a single bacterium is placed in a bottle at 11:00 am. It grows and at 11:01 divides into two bacteria. These two bacteria each grow and at 11:02 divide into four bacteria, which grow and at 11:03 divide into eight bacteria, and so on. Now, suppose the bacteria continue to double every minute and the bottle is full at 12:00. How many bacteria are in the bottle at

11:52 ?

What fraction of the bottle is full at that time?

There will be

bacteria in the bottle at 11:52

.

(Type your answer using exponential notation.)

The bottle will be full at

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