# Word Problem

• Apr 19th 2005, 06:38 PM
m_lynn6
Word Problem
I can't figure out to set this up into an equation. If I could do that I could figure out the answer. I am desperate, please help me.

Cecilia is conducting a cell biology experiment and measures the number of bacteria in a culture at 2 hour intervals. Find the average hourly rate of change in the number of bacteria from 2 hours to 6 hours.

Time in hours 0 2 4 6
Number of Bacteria 100 200 400 800

m_lynn6
• Apr 19th 2005, 08:08 PM
Math Help
Try this
Quote:

Originally Posted by m_lynn6
Find the average hourly rate of change in the number of bacteria from 2 hours to 6 hours.

Time in hours 0 2 4 6
Number of Bacteria 100 200 400 800
m_lynn6

Okay what you need to do is find:

(change in bacteria from 2 to 6 hours)
(change in time from 2 to 6 hours)

Is that enough or should I go further?
• Apr 20th 2005, 05:18 AM
m_lynn6
Thank You!
I did get it figured out! I have the worst time with word problems, if I can once get it into an equation I am set to go but before then :confused:

Thank you