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Posted by Joe Schmo on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:10pm.

On earth, a certain type of bacteria doubles in number every 24 hours. Two cultures of these bacteria are prepared, each consisting initially of one bacterium. One culture is left on earth and the other is put on a rocket travelling at .866c relative to the earth. By the time the earth bound bacteria have grown to 256 bacteria, how many bacteria are in the culture on the rocket, according to earth-based observers?

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