The number of bacteria in a liquid culture is observed to grow at a rate proportional to the number of cells present. at the beginning of the experiment there are 10000 cells and after three hours there are 500000. how many will be there after one day of growth if this unlimited growth continue?

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2015-10-13T20:20:41+08:00
Before 3 hours, there are 10,000 cells.
After 3 hours, there are 500,000 cells.

Well, 500,000 - 10,000 = 490,000

So for every 3 hours, there are 490,000 cells present.

In one day, there are 24 hours. But we don't have exactly that 24 hours in our given! So we are going to divide 24 by 3.
24/3 = 8.

Now, we knew that for every 24 hours, there are 8 of 3 hours present on it.
Now, we knew that for every   3 hours, there are 490,000 cells present.

8 (490,000) 
3,920,000

So therefore, 
there can be 3,920,000 cells present on the bacteria-s 
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