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Lachlan1996
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Calculus. A colony of bacteria is increasing in such a way that the number of bacteria present after t hours is given by N where N=120+500t +10t^3.
Find the average rate of increase in bacteria/hour in the first 5 hours # please show working
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Lachlan1996 Group Title
Calculus. A colony of bacteria is increasing in such a way that the number of bacteria present after t hours is given by N where N=120+500t +10t^3. Find the average rate of increase in bacteria/hour in the first 5 hours # please show working
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
differentiate it
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i have, i answered 2 of the questions so far, and sort of this one, but im having trouble with it. Differentiated it is 30t^2 + 500
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
then plug in \(t=5\) i think
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
do you by chance have the answer?
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes the book says the answer is 750 bacteria per hour. but i disagree
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but the question says the first five hour
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it wants the average rate of change for the first 5 hours
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@lgbasallote: what do you think? I forgot how to do this; or i will hahve to look in my book lol
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
heh you're smarter than me brah
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well differentiated for t= 0 and t=5 you get 500 and 1250 respectively
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so i did y2y1/x2x1
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which is 1250500/50
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yeah 750; the answer
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how do you work it out but?
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Omniscience Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry im no use; i forgot how to do these hopefully someone else can help
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Okay so you need to find the *average* rate of growth, for the first 5 hours. So, you need to find the net growth in the given time, and divide it by the time or no. of hours. So, what was the bacteriacount at the onset, that is at t=0?
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
500 as t=0 but differentiating the equation we get 30t^2 + 500
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so plugging f'(0) into the differential we get 500 for initial
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No no, do not differentiate  you have that equation defining 'N', which is the bacteria population  differentiating it would give you the expression for the instantaneous rate of population growth! I just need the average!
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahhh i get you
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
uhhh the equation is 10t^3 +500t +120 thus at t=0 bacteria = 120
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahhh bingo, got it. Thankyou
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Just plug in t=0, and t=5 in the original expression for 'N'  and find the increase in population, which the difference of the to 'N' values. yeah 120 for t=0.. annnd?
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
we would go 10(5)^3 + 500t + 120 = 3870. then 3870  120/5 = 750, the answer
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No worries  just verify your answer!
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thankyou!!!!
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Right, 750 per hour would be the average rate of growth  very well!! :)
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thankyou very much. so in truth i just would have taken the y2y1/x2x1 like i had before, but without first differentiating the equation.
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
my teacher taught me wrong then, he said whenever you see the word rate, you differentiate, yet effectively this does not apply here. Nonetheless thankyou for your help mate!
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yeah right  for average rate you do need the instantaneous rate equation!
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Lachlan1996 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okie doke, will keep that in mind, thanks again :) have a good one mate, and cheers for lending a hand.
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apoorvk Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
haha, anytime mate ;)
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