Posted by **Rachal** on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 4:16pm.

Suppose that the number of bacteria in a certain population increases according to an exponential growth model. A sample of 2600 bacteria selected from this population reached the size of 2873 bacteria in two and a half hours. Find the continuous growth rate per hour. Write your answer as a percentage. Do not round any intermediate computations, and round your percentage to the nearest hundredth.

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