A certain strain of bacteria divides every five hours. If a colony is started wi

label Algebra
account_circle Unassigned
schedule 1 Day
account_balance_wallet $5

A certain strain of bacteria divides every five hours. If a colony is started with 10 bacteria, then the time t (in hours) required for the colony to grow to N bacteria is given by
t = 5
log(N/10)
log 2
.
Find the time required for the colony to grow to one million bacteria. (Round your answer to two decimal places.)

t =  hr

Jul 17th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

So we just need to use the above given formula and we enter 1,000,000 in place of N like this.

t = log(N/10)/log(2) -------->  t = log(1,000,000/10) /log(2) = log(100,000)/log(2) = 5/0.30103 = 16.6096 hours

t = 16.61 hours

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jul 17th, 2015

for some reason saying incorrect


Jul 17th, 2015

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
...
Jul 17th, 2015
...
Jul 17th, 2015
Aug 19th, 2017
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer