|Dec6-08, 07:44 PM||#1|
Bacteria Growth Rate
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A beaker contained 2000 bacteira. one hour later the beaker contained 2500 bacteria. What is the doubling time of the bacteria?
2. Relevant equations
rate = (distance)/(time)
Time to double = .693/((ln(1+r))^t)
3. The attempt at a solution
rate = 2500/2000
My biggest problem is trying to find the rate, I used this at first, but think it is giving me the wrong answer. I know how to finish the problem, i just need help finding the rate. Thanks!
|Dec7-08, 05:29 AM||#2|
You should think in terms of N=N0ekt.
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