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    life science(log question)

    when a person swallow giardia cysts,stomch acids and pancreatic enzymes cause the cysts to release trophozoites,which divide every 12 hours.

    a) suppose the number of trophozoites at time t=ois yo,write a function giving the number after t hours.

    b)the article cited above said that a single trophozoites can multiply to a million in just 10 days and a billion in 15 days, verify this fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shannon1111 View Post
    when a person swallow giardia cysts,stomch acids and pancreatic enzymes cause the cysts to release trophozoites,which divide every 12 hours.

    a) suppose the number of trophozoites at time t=ois yo,write a function giving the number after t hours.

    b)the article cited above said that a single trophozoites can multiply to a million in just 10 days and a billion in 15 days, verify this fact.
    a) ... y = y_0 \cdot (2)^{\frac{t}{12}}

    you can do the verification part of (b)
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