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5-45.

Bacteria can multiply at an alarming rate when each bacterium splits into two new cells, thus doubling. If a single bacterium is discovered at 9 a.m. and doubles every hour, how many bacteria will there be at the end of the day (midnight)? Write an equation and show the calculations that represent this situation. Homework Help ✎

Start by making a table. Let represent 9 a.m.