In summer months, female aphids reproduce by parthenogenesis, giving birth to females from unfertilized eggs. These females mature within 24 h and begin reproducing in the same way. Assume that each female aphid produces two females the day after she herself is born, then she dies. If there is a single female aphid on June 1, how many aphids would there be under ideal conditions by August 31.
I'm sure you need to create one but Im not sure how.
The Attempt at a Solution
Well there are 92 days right? So then,
2^92= 4.95 x 10^27 aphids on Aug 31. Im not totally sure if this is the right answer and if this is how you even calculate it or not and whether it should be 91 or 92 days. Thanks in advance if anyone can help out! :)