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Bacteria can multiply at an alarming rate when each bacteria splits into two new cells, thus doubling. If we start with only bacteria which can double every hour, how many bacteria will we have by the end of the day?

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  1. A number was not specified as the starting amount, so I am assuming the starting number will be 1.

    You would use a formula like:
    y=a(1+r)^x

    a = the initial amount before the growth begins
    r = growth rate
    x = the number of intervals
    y= end result

    r=1 since the rate is only doubling.
    x=24 since there are 24 hours in a day

    y=1(1+1.00)^24

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  2. Your answer is wrong and l did not understand what you write

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