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A pathologist, trying to identify a bacterial infection, places a sample in a growth chamber and measures
1000 bacteria at the end of day 5 of the test. From daily measurements, the growth rate of the number of
bacteria is determined to be 5% per day.
Note that:
A linear relationships is of the form y = A + kx
A logarithmic/exponential relationship is of the form y = Aekx
A power law relationship is of the form y = Axk
What type of graph will give a straight line plot of the number of bacteria vs. time?
Determine A and k for that form.
How many bacteria were in the sample when the test started at the beginning of day 1?
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