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A culture started with 5,000 bacteria. After 4 hours, it grew to 6,000 bacteria. Predict how many bacteria will be present after 10 hours. Round your answer to a whole number.

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Increase of bacteria in 4 hours : 6000 - 5000 = 1000 bacteria Number of 4 hours in 10 hours : 10 / 4 = 2.5 The increments of bacteria in 10 hours : 2.5 * 1000 = 2500 bacteria The number of bacteria be present after 10 hours : 5000 + 2500 = 7500 bacteria

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