Question 45

One bacterium splits into eight bacteria of the next generation. But due to environmental condition only 50% survives and remaining 50% dies. If the seventh generation number is 4,096 million, what is the number in first generation?

Solution

let's say x is the initial number of bacterias :
So in 2nd generation no. of bacterias = $$\frac{8x}{2} = 4x$$
In 3rd generation, it will be = 16x
4th gen. = 64x
5th gen. = 256x
6th gen. = 1024x
7th gen. = 4096x 
Hence x = 1 million

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