# At the start of an experiment, there are 100 bacteria. If the bacteria follow an exponential growth pattern with rate k = 0.02, what will be the population after 5 hours? How long will it take for the population to double?

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Jan 24, 2017

I tried this:

#### Explanation:

I would write the growth function as:

So that at

At

To double the initial number we need to solve:

Apply natural logs to both sides: