A bacteria population is growing exponentially with a growth factor of 18 each hour. By what growth factor does the population change each half hour?

2021-06-18 Answered
I need answer on it ASAP A bacteria population is growing exponentially with a growth factor of 18 each hour. By what growth factor does the population change each half hour?
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Answered 2021-06-21 Author has 4 answers

The bacteria population has an exponential growth with a factor of 18 per hour. The growth factor has to be determined for the population change each half hour.

Step 2

To find the growth factor for every half an hour as follows,

For an exponential function,Growth factor of one hour=(Growth factor of half an hour)2 K Assuming growth factor of half an hour as x, 18=x2x=18x=32

 Hence the growth factor is x=32

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