## Proteus vulgaris has a doubling time of roughly 28 minutes. If an initial population of 500 cells is allowed to grow for 6 hours in ideal co

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Proteus vulgaris has a doubling time of roughly 28 minutes. If an initial population of 500 cells is allowed to grow for 6 hours in ideal conditions, what will be the final population? Use three significant figures for your final answer.

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1. Answer: The final population of Proteus vulgaris after 6 hours is

Explanation:

We are given:

Proteus vulgaris divides and doubles every 28 minutes

Total time given = 6 hours = 360 min      (Conversion factor: 1 hr = 60 min)

Number of times Proteus vulgaris doubles in 6 hours =

Calculating the number of bacteria after 6 hours under ideal conditions:

We are given:

Initial population = 500 cells

Number of times it doubles = 12.857 times

Final Proteus vulgaris population =

Hence, the final population of Proteus vulgaris after 6 hours is