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A Petri dish hosts a healthy colony of bacteria. Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at noon. At exactly 12.43(43 minutes later) the Petri dish was half full. At what time the dish will be full?

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asked Nov 2, 2013 in TCS by Campusgate

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in 43 minutes half of the dish is fill up with (2^43)
so in next half minute it produces same number so dish will fill completely
time=12.43 hour,30 seconds
answered Jul 12, 2016 by sowjanya