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A particular bacterium is found to have a doubling time of 20 minutes. If a laboratory begins with a population of 300 of these bacteria, and there is no change in the growth rate, how many bacteria will be present in 55 minutes?

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    I expect about 8 times as many, since 55 min is about 3 half-lives.

    p(t) = 300*2^(t/20)
    p(55) = 300*2^(55/20) = ?

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