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    Derivative Problem

    Maybe this is actually an integral one:

    The population P of Bacteria grows according to the equation: \dfrac{dP}{dt} = kP where k is a constant, and t is measured in hours. If the population of bacteria doubles every 24 hours, then what is the value of k?

    Any starting hints?
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    Re: Derivative Problem

    Hey jason76.

    Hint: You need to solve for P(t) and use the fact P(t+24) = 2*P(t).
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