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Jill is studying a strange bacterium. When she first looks at the bacteria, there are cells in her sample. The next day, there are cells. Intrigued, she comes back the next day to find that there are cells! 5-12 HW eTool (Desmos) 

  1. Should the graph of this situation be linear or curved?

  • Is the growth linear or exponential?

  1. Create a table and graph for this situation. The inputs are the days that have passed after she first began to study the sample, and the outputs are the numbers of cells of bacteria.

  • How many cells of bacteria were there to start with?
    Make a table starting with day . What is the multiplier?

    Extend the table and draw a graph.

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