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Find the number of bacteria after 12 hours?

  1. Oct 14, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A bacteria culture contains 1100 bacteria initially and doubles every hour.

    Find the number of bacteria after 12 hours. (This is a numerical answer; you can enter all of the digits or use exponential form with ** instead of ^ for exponentiation.)
    ____ = bacteria

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    1100(2)^(12) = 45056000

    Is this the correct answer?
    Thank you
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  3. Oct 14, 2014 #2


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    The left side is correct and the right side is wrong.
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