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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...

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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oops didn't see A was given as 5 at t=0
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