# Math question for science

**Question description**

: If the bacteria doubles every 20 minutes,
then one bacterium becomes 2 in 20 minutes (1 multiplied by 2), those 2 become
4 in the next 20 minutes, and then those 4 become 8 in the next 20 minutes,
etc... That means that 8 bacteria resulted in 1 hour. Now calculate the growth
of bacteria for 15 hours. **Your number of
bacteria will be HUGE since the number will double every 20 minutes over 15
hours.**

**show work or explain how you got the answer **to get the answer:

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