1. ## Finding the equation?

Question: Streptococcus lactis is an important 'clean sour' bacterium commonly found in raw milk. This is a bacteria that can double every 26 minutes when grow in a lactose. If a sample of 8 bacteria is allowed to grow in this ideal circumstances, answer the following:

a.) Find an equation for a model for the number of bacteria, S, after m minutes have passed.

I thought the equation would be: S=8*26^m , but my teacher said that was incorrect. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

2. ## Re: Finding the equation?

$S = 8 \cdot 2^{m/26}$

Thanks!