Chapter PL, Problem 4P

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Textbook Problem

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**Amoeba Propagation** An amoeba propagates by simple division; each split takes 3minutes to complete. When such an amoeba is put into a glass container with a nutrient fluid, the container is full of amoebas in one hour. How long would it take for the container to be filled if we start with not one amoeba, but two?

To determine

**To find:**

The time require to be filled the container with more than one amoeba.

Explanation

**Calculation:**

Given, an amoeba propagates by simple division, each splits takes 3 minutes to complete and also container is filled with full of amoeba within one hour when mixed with nutrient fluid.

To find: the time require to fill the container.

The time require to be filled container with more than one amoeba