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The number of cells killed by a virus doubles every hour. If the number of cells killed was initially 10^3, what is the number of cells killed after eight hours have passed?

A. 8(10^3)
B. (10^3)(10^8)
C. 2^8(10^3)
D. 2^4(10^3)
E. 2^8(10^8)



cells killed initially = \(10^3\)

Doubles every hour for 8 hrs = \(2^8\)

Total number of cells killed after 8 hrs = \(10^32^8\)

C is the correct answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
The number of cells killed by a virus doubles every hour. If the number of cells killed was initially 10^3, what is the number of cells killed after eight hours have passed?

A. 8(10^3)
B. (10^3)(10^8)
C. 2^8(10^3)
D. 2^4(10^3)
E. 2^8(10^8)


1 hr = 10^3
now doubles every hour ; it becomes 2* intial value
so for 8 hrs ; 2^8 * initial value ; 2^8 *10^3
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Bunuel wrote:
The number of cells killed by a virus doubles every hour. If the number of cells killed was initially 10^3, what is the number of cells killed after eight hours have passed?

A. 8(10^3)
B. (10^3)(10^8)
C. 2^8(10^3)
D. 2^4(10^3)
E. 2^8(10^8)


After 1 hour, the number of cells was 10^3 x 2, after 2 hours 10^3 x 2^2, …, and after 8 hours 10^3 x 2^8.

Answer: C
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