Hi Everyone! I'm started my micro class and am feeling overwhelmed...particularly in lab as everything we do seems to be in hyper speed. Anywho, our lecture teacher gave us the following homework assignment:
An E Coli cell put in a test tube in optimum conditions will allow it to reproduce every twenty mintues. One cell divides to become two, twenty minutes later four, twenty minutes later eight and so on. How many cells will there be after 48 hours?
I'm not even sure how to start this - haven't been to a math class in quite a long time. Could anyone possibly give me any pointers? Thank you so much!