Posted by pepper on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:34am.
if a single bacterium on food has ideal conditions , approximately how many bacteria could be on the food after 3 hours if they double every ten minutes

food  Steve, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 1:18pm
in t minutes, the number of bacteria is
2^(t/10)
so, after 3 hours (180 minutes) there are
2^(180/10) = 2^18 = 262144