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OK, i was thinking.

If 1 (one) living organism of bacterium exists, and it multiplys every 20 minutes, how many will there be after 24 hours?

If thats easy, how about 1 week? Maybe for those intellectual people like havok 1 month?

Like, the actual number. I havn't actually worked it out, i will do soon though.

0 Minutes = 1

20 minutes = 2

40 minuites = 4

1 hour = 8

1 hour 20 minutes = 16

...

2 hours = 64

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3 hours = 512

Post if you got the answer.

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1 hourz 40 mins = 18

6 hourz = 1024

12 hourz = 2048

1 day = 4096

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I got 4.722 x 10^20 for 1 day

5.237 x 10^150 for 1 week

and 1.678 x 10^650 for a month

I don't know if these are right, but I just used an exponential formula for this.

I do know Jazz is wrong though

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For ONE MONTH:

x(t)=a*b^t/r a=1 bacteria, b=2 is the rate of growth t=43200 minutes in the month r= 20 min

so

x= 1 * 2 ^ (2160) (2160 is how many times the cells would divide in a 30 day month, or 43200/20)

x= 2^2160

x = REALLY BIG FUCKING NUMBER

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x(t)=a*b^t/r a=1 bacteria, b=2 is the rate of growth t=43200 minutes in the month r= 20 min

so

x= 1 * 2 ^ (2160) (2160 is how many times the cells would divide in a 30 day month, or 43200/20)

x= 2^2160

x = REALLY BIG FUCKING NUMBER

Ok...????

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Ok...????

I cannot find a calculator that can calculate a number that big.

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Found one that would do it, the Java calculator almost crashed:

167799489101319094866641833361584501325531408080356615658703414792236151001597926253612892770591916971937792769892494161158681986166841305909481816949013311898052188679847649484872373931135624190952391362007052704823706720642670853589902644025475664298457177368414874107638348380033700186172946332941846393503671019151826147367499113123167597306023301245047988706087806134023189812094012682977444062396092007549042013401349033473170543609703237679906590000048350608787974172436938499421356028959767192017681564655836694113170726360349939625648462362345019627736061984088868283565030034789360511001380644023884829335882940303464868120933018153806462976

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Found one that would do it, the Java calculator almost crashed:

167799489101319094866641833361584501325531408080356615658703414792236151001597926253612892770591916971937792769892494161158681986166841305909481816949013311898052188679847649484872373931135624190952391362007052704823706720642670853589902644025475664298457177368414874107638348380033700186172946332941846393503671019151826147367499113123167597306023301245047988706087806134023189812094012682977444062396092007549042013401349033473170543609703237679906590000048350608787974172436938499421356028959767192017681564655836694113170726360349939625648462362345019627736061984088868283565030034789360511001380644023884829335882940303464868120933018153806462976

I had to do it on my TI-89. The thing had to wait a second or two to calculate it. That is what I got, but I just used scientific notation on it so I wouldn't have to type out the entire string of numbers.

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Found one that would do it, the Java calculator almost crashed:

167799489101319094866641833361584501325531408080356615658703414792236151001597926253612892770591916971937792769892494161158681986166841305909481816949013311898052188679847649484872373931135624190952391362007052704823706720642670853589902644025475664298457177368414874107638348380033700186172946332941846393503671019151826147367499113123167597306023301245047988706087806134023189812094012682977444062396092007549042013401349033473170543609703237679906590000048350608787974172436938499421356028959767192017681564655836694113170726360349939625648462362345019627736061984088868283565030034789360511001380644023884829335882940303464868120933018153806462976

wow, i bet it took you that long to write it out

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