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Applications of Logarithms - Culturing Bacteria

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A biologist is culturing bacteria in a nutrition dish. She begins with 1,000 bacteria ​and supplies sufficient food so that for the next 24 hours, the bacteria population grows exponentially, tripling every hour.

Determine how long it will take for the population of bacteria to reach 10,000.

A

2.1 hours

B

3.4 hours

C

4.6 hours

D

5.7 hours