# Math

Mushrooms produce a tremendous number of spores. However, very few spores go on to establish a new mushroom colony. A "colony" is actually a little bunch of fuzzy-looking cells called a mycelium. Let's say a particular mushroom produces a billion spores in a day. If half of one percent of those spores successfully produces a new mycelium, how many of the spores were successful

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1. (1/2)(.01)(10^9) = 5 million

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