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A certain kind of bacteria doubles every 4 hours. If initially there are 2000 bacteria, how many will be produced in 12 hours?
 2 years ago
A certain kind of bacteria doubles every 4 hours. If initially there are 2000 bacteria, how many will be produced in 12 hours?

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harsimran_hs4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well if it becomes double very 4 hours then it will become 4times in 8 hours and finally 8times after 12 hours so 2^(n/4)* 2000 will be strength of bacteria after n hours clear??

kris10
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is there a general formula for this certain question ?

harsimran_hs4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no i predicted the trend from the question you need to analyze the question and then find out the answer

harsimran_hs4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is there any confusion??

kris10
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0does n stands for the time

harsimran_hs4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0n = number of hours

kris10
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[2^{\frac{ 12 }{4 }}\times2000\]

harsimran_hs4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i`ll tell you how i guessed the general trend

harsimran_hs4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0look it`s getting double of the previous so everytime it`s getting multiplied by 2 say initially they were 2000 in number the they would be 2* 2000 then again next would be 2* 2* 2000 so this can be generalized as 2^m *2000 but observing we find that they multiply every 4 hours not 1 hour so 2^(n/4) * 2000 hope this clears up doubts in your mind

kris10
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you know about statistics?
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