# Bacterial growth - (Feb/01/2013 )

A bacteria calculation more involving maths. My tutor is growing some bacteria in a labratory, and hes starting off with 150 micrograms on 12 pm today; we know that every hour the mass of the bacteria will increase by 15%. So my tutor asks how long will it take for the mass too reach 3 grams.

Bu thats not the question, the question is what level of precision is appropriate and why?

-maddie12131-

maddie12131 on Fri Feb 1 20:17:42 2013 said:

A bacteria calculation more involving maths. My tutor is growing some bacteria in a labratory, and hes starting off with 150 micrograms on 12 pm today; we know that every hour the mass of the bacteria will increase by 15%. So my tutor asks how long will it take for the mass too reach 3 grams.

Bu thats not the question, the question is what level of precision is appropriate and why?

What do you mean with level of precision? You need to talk about this in theory? or you really need a calculation?

-pito-