Question #62191

a cell divides every 20 minutes how many cells would be produced from one original cell at the end of two hours

Expert's answer

GP is An = a(r)^n

r - the number of progenies that are 2 (since one cell gives 2 cells)

a - the start number of cells, here is 1.

n - the number of divisions a cell can undergo in a given time period, which equals, (2 hours · 60 minutes)/ 20 minutes) = 6 times.

An - the number of cells after 2 hours.

An = 1 x 2^6 = 64 cells.

r - the number of progenies that are 2 (since one cell gives 2 cells)

a - the start number of cells, here is 1.

n - the number of divisions a cell can undergo in a given time period, which equals, (2 hours · 60 minutes)/ 20 minutes) = 6 times.

An - the number of cells after 2 hours.

An = 1 x 2^6 = 64 cells.

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