A species of bacteria has a population of 250 at 6 a.m. It doubles every 8 hours. Determine the function that models the growth of the population. Determine the population at 9 p.m.?
6 a.m. to 2 p.m. population reaches 500.
Your equation is
(it is exponential function)
t is time which is 15 hours.
First, You can compute k (growth rate)
Now you can calculate the final population
which is greater than 500.