# There is a population of 5 bacteria in a colony. If the number of bacteria doubles every 115 minutes, what will the population be 345 minutes from now?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 13, 2016

This is an **exponential growth** problem:

#### Explanation:

For this problem the **initial population**

The **rate of growth**

The time factor is based on a duration of 115 minutes:

Insert the values into the growth equation:

**bacteria** 345 minutes from now

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