Total number of cancer cells inside a tumor: 100(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Each cell has a 10% chance of dying each time it divides

The rate at which a cell leaves the mass is 1 every 8 hours

The rate of division is 1 division / 2 hours

whats the time needed to attain the 100 cells in the first place?

What is the function that I could put in excel or matlab to figure this out quickly?

Not very good with coming up with the function.

I have the following:

0hrs x0 = 100

2hrs x1 = x0*0.90+x0

4hrs x2 = x1*0.90+x1

6hrs x3 = x2*0.90+x2

8hrs x4 = x3*0.90-1+x3

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Total number of cancer cells inside a tumor: 100Each cell has a 10%

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