The bacterium E. coli often causes illness among people who eat infected food. Suppose that five E. coli

bacteria in a batch of ground beef begins doubling every 10 minutes. Show all work leading to your

answers.

a. Complete the table below that represents the number of bacteria after x minutes. (Assume no

bacteria die.)

Number of minutes 0/10/20/__/ __/ __/ __/

Number of time periods, x 0 / 1/__ /__ /__ /__ /__/

Number of bacteria, y _/_/ __ /__ /__ /__/__/

b. Explain how to write an equation that will allow us to find the number of bacteria after any number of minutes.

c. Write the equation below:

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d. How many bacteria will there be after two hours? Show your work.

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