1.There are 3 amoebae in a jar.They double every minute.The jar is completely filled with amoebae in 20 minutes.The jar is half full in _______
Asked by | 16th Mar, 2013, 10:18: AM
Since, the amoebae double every minute,
after 1 minute, we would have 3*2,
after 2 minutes, there would be 3*2^2
after 3 minutes, there would be 3*2^3
So, after n minutes, there would be 3*2^n.
The jar is full in 20 minutes, i.e, there would be 3*2^20 amoebae in the jar.
So, the half full jar would represent 3*2^20/2 amoebae i..e 3*2^19.
Comparing, we will get that the jar would be half full in 19 minutes.
Answered by | 16th Mar, 2013, 07:42: PM
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