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anonymous
 5 years ago
A certain population of bacteria contains 2380 individuals at noon on Monday and grows to 2430 after one hour.
Assuming the the growth is exponential, about how many will there be on noon that Wednesday?
anonymous
 5 years ago
A certain population of bacteria contains 2380 individuals at noon on Monday and grows to 2430 after one hour. Assuming the the growth is exponential, about how many will there be on noon that Wednesday?

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dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[2430 = 2380e ^{k}\] solve for k using ln use that k value to find second part t is in hours \[P = 2380e ^{48k}\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what does k represent?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and im supposed to solve with using ln or logs

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[P _{t}=P _{0}e ^{kt}\] thats the general formula for exponential growth k is a constant determined by initial conditions yes because ln(e^k) = k

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but im not supposed to ln or logs

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have to solve this without using logs??

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont know that you can, here are the answers then k = 0.0208 P = 6456
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