Chapter 2.7, Problem 54E

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781305270343

Textbook Problem

The number of bacteria after r hours in a controlled laboratory experiment is *n* = *f*(*t*).

(a) What is the meaning of the derivative *f'*(5)? What are its units?

(b) Suppose there is an unlimited amount of space and nutrients for the bacteria. Which do you think is larger, *f'*(5) or *f'*(10)? If the supply of nutrients is limited, would that affect your conclusion? Explain.

(a)

To determine

The meaning of

Explanation

Here *t* hours in a controlled laboratory experiment.

Note that, the derivative *x*.

The derivative *t* hours in a controlled laboratory experiment.

Thus,

(b)

To determine

**To compare:** The values

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