Problem 25E

Additional Applications

Bacterium population When a bactericide was added to a nutrient broth in which bacteria were growing, the bacterium population continued to grow for a while, but then stopped growing and began to decline. The size of the population at time t (hours) was Find the growth rates at

a. t = 0 hours .

b. t = 5 hours .

c. t = 10 hours .

Solution:

Step 1:

In this question we have to find the growth rate of the bacterium population at the given times.