1. ## Amebas Experiment

The scientists in a laboratory company raise amebas to sell to schoolsfor use in biology classes. They know that one ameba divides into twoamebas every hour and that the formula t = log_2 N can be used to determine how long in hours, t, it takes to produce a certain number
of amebas, N. Determine, to the nearest tenth of an hour, how long it takes to produce 10,000 amebas if they start with one ameba.

2. Originally Posted by magentarita
The scientists in a laboratory company raise amebas to sell to schoolsfor use in biology classes. They know that one ameba divides into twoamebas every hour and that the formula t = log_2 N can be used to determine how long in hours, t, it takes to produce a certain number
of amebas, N. Determine, to the nearest tenth of an hour, how long it takes to produce 10,000 amebas if they start with one ameba.
you want $\displaystyle t = \log_2 10000$

3. ## Can you...

Originally Posted by Jhevon
you want $\displaystyle t = \log_2 10000$
Can you explain a bit more?

4. Originally Posted by magentarita
Can you explain a bit more?
they told us that the amoeba divide according to $\displaystyle t = \log_2 N$, where $\displaystyle t$ is the number of hours since they began and $\displaystyle N$ is the number of amoebas. if we want to know the time when we have 10000 amoebas, we just plug in $\displaystyle N = 10000$ and solve for
$\displaystyle t$

5. ## ok

Originally Posted by Jhevon
they told us that the amoeba divide according to $\displaystyle t = \log_2 N$, where $\displaystyle t$ is the number of hours since they began and $\displaystyle N$ is the number of amoebas. if we want to know the time when we have 10000 amoebas, we just plug in $\displaystyle N = 10000$ and solve for
$\displaystyle t$

Ok...much better.