Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 7:27pm.

A colony of bacteria is made up of (5) cells. Asuuming that no cells die and that every cell divides, how many cells will there be in the colony after four divisions?

a 20

b 80

c 160

d 625

I'm thinking its b.

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**DrBob222**, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 8:19pm
I think 1 cell divided 5 times is

2^{5} = ??

Then 5 times that for 5 cells.

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**Numb3rs**, Friday, March 8, 2013 at 9:55pm
^ no, in the exercise it's 4 divisions so it must be 2^4

then multiple to 5

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