Bacteria? Yuk!

A Petri dish hosts a healthy colony of bacteria. Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at noon. At exactly 12:43 (43 minutes later) the Petri dish was half full.
At what time will the dish be full?

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  1. Congratulations Chris, you’re correct. If they’re doubling every minute and the dish is half full, in one more minute it will be full.

    You are today’s winner!

  2. But i have a question
    How can u actually solve this via a formula
    A mathematical solution
    Pls answer im curious