### population of bacteria doubles in two hours

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**Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:38 pm**Hi, my son is going to six grades this year and he had pre homework before start school this fall. I usually, when have this type of question go directly to teacher to see if there something we are missing or question is incomplete, but class hasn’t start yet and I’m really curios about the response. Here is the question:

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Generation time is the time it takes for a population of bacteria to double in number. If you begin with one X bacteria and one Y bacteria, what is the difference between the numbers of X bacteria and the number of Y bacteria produced in two hours?

They only give him a chart with a Generation Time in minutes from 10 to 30 minutes and X bacteria grow from 0 to 20 minutes and Y bacteria grow from 0 to 30 minutes.

Please let us know your thought!

Numeric response

Generation time is the time it takes for a population of bacteria to double in number. If you begin with one X bacteria and one Y bacteria, what is the difference between the numbers of X bacteria and the number of Y bacteria produced in two hours?

They only give him a chart with a Generation Time in minutes from 10 to 30 minutes and X bacteria grow from 0 to 20 minutes and Y bacteria grow from 0 to 30 minutes.

Please let us know your thought!