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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The bacteria in a 4-liter container double every minute. After 60 minutes the container is full. How long did it take to fill half the container?

2. Relevant equations

I used:

F = A × 2^{60}

(1/2)F = A × 2^{x}

F is "full", A is the starting amount of bacteria, and x is time in minutes.

3. The attempt at a solution

(1/2)(A × 2^{60}) = A × 2^{x}

(1/2)(2^{60}) = 2^{x}

2^{60-1}= 2^{x}

60 -1 = x

59 minutes = x

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