Logarithms: Bacterial Growth
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Formula: Bacterial Growth Formula
Given: There are 20 cells of a treponema pallidum colony.
This colony has a double rate of 1.5 days within an optimum medium.
Find:  Use the formula above to calculate the time it would take for the given colony to grow to 1500000 cells within an optimum medium. Calculate the solution for 't' to the nearest tenth using logarithms.
Solution:   t = days