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What does B^(2t/C) mean here

  1. Oct 21, 2015 #1
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    A culture contains 1200 bacteria initially and doubles every 30 minutes. Assuming that the rate of growth is proportional to the number of bacteria, find a function that models the number P(t) of bacteria after t minutes.

    P(t) = A e^(kt) = B^(2t/C)
    , where


    A = 1200
    k = 0.0231
    B = ?
    C = ?

    I was able to figure out A and K fine. But where does B and C mean?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2015 #2

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    Are you sure you copied the equation correctly?
     
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