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## Homework Statement

If a bacteria population doubles in 7 days, when was it half of its present population?

## Homework Equations

A=A0(1+i)^n

## The Attempt at a Solution

i= 100%=1

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If a bacteria population doubles in 7 days, when was it half of its present population?

A=A0(1+i)^n

i= 100%=1

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If the bacteria population now is 500,000, when was the population 250,000?## Homework Statement

If a bacteria population doubles in 7 days, when was it half of its present population?

## Homework Equations

A=A0(1+i)^n

## The Attempt at a Solution

i= 100%=1

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what ?

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Usually, I would recommend exponential growth/decay for bacteria situations.

Furthermore,

"Doubling" and "halving" are very closely related!...This problem is not a complicated one, and you don't need a calculator or any formulas to answer the question.

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yea i seen that formula before , so your saying it's impossible to complete the question?

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in your question would it be in 7 days and if so wouldn't it be in 3.5 days

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