A bacteria population is growing exponentially with a growth factor of 1/6 each hour.

Cheyanne Leigh 2021-01-27 Answered

A bacteria population is growing exponentially with a growth factor of 16 each hour.By what growth rate factor does the population change each half hour.Select all that apply
a: 112
b: 16
c: 1/3
d: 6
e: 1612

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dieseisB
Answered 2021-01-28 Author has 85 answers

Given:
The bacteria population has an exponential growth with a factor of 16 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
Assuming growth factor of half an hour as x,
16=x2
x=16
x=1612
Hence the growth factor is 1612 or 16

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