If bacteria double in number every hour, how many bacteria will there be after x hours? Start with 1 bacteria?
MY WORK:
Let B = bacteria
Is the equation B = 2^(x) + 1?
Is this correct?
Unfortunately, this does not even satify the "initial condition". If you started with 1 bacteria, then you should have B(0)= 1 but 2^0+ 1= 1+ 1= 2, not 0. Perhaps you were making the mistake of thinking that 2^0= 0 and added the "1". Drop the "1" and youare exactly correct.