the number of bacteria present in a culture after t minutes is given as B = 1000e^kt. if there are 3448 bacteria present after 7 min...find k

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- May 22nd 2010, 05:06 PMalessandromangionebacteria problem
the number of bacteria present in a culture after t minutes is given as B = 1000e^kt. if there are 3448 bacteria present after 7 min...find k

- May 22nd 2010, 07:16 PMspruancejr
If B = number of bacteria, then you can solve the equation by plugging in the numbers you know and finding k. "e" is 2.718.....there is a button on scientific calculators which will give you the precise value of "e".

- May 22nd 2010, 08:00 PMalessandromangione
so do i have to do like this? :

B/1000 et= k? - May 22nd 2010, 08:12 PMspruancejr