CCGPS CA 3.3.2 Example 3

A type of bacteria doubles every 36 hours. A Petri dish starts out with 12 of these bacteria. Use the table below to calculate the rate of change for the interval [2, 5].
  1. Determine the interval to be observed.
  2. Determine .
  3. Determine .
  4. Substitute and into the slope formula to calculate the rate of change.
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