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Right guys, my little brother came home yesterday with a question, bear in mind he is 9! This is the question:

You have one germ on your hand and every minute it multiplies, so for example in 2mins theres 2 in 3 mins theres 4 etc etc..... How many germs would you have on your hand in 24hours?
 

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haha he has homework that you cant do!

erm

2 2
3 4
4 8
5 16
6 32 .... so on go figure ;)
 

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There has to be some sort of equation for this! Theres no way im gonna be able to work it, in an hour would be hard enough never mind 24!
 

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Ok how i get the answer from that?
 

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is there not a formula on that page?

areyou sure they want 24hours?

that would take weeks to write down...

60 mins x 24 hour = 1440...

and bearing in mind the 32nd term is 2,000,000,000 ish i think some one has misunderstood their homework...
 

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haha, erm yeah im sure there is mate... but having been out of school for over 6 years and out of education for 3 i cant be arsed to think too much about it.
 

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im 100% sure they are not after 1440 terms. that is a joke. there is no skill involved in doubling a number, its just a right ball ache
 

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put it this way, the kid must've been doing something along the subject in class ;)
 

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Aww no my equation wont work didnt read the question right. There is some formula for this but 24 hours does seem like a bit much
 

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LOL im gonna ask hmi when he comes in tonight if its 24hrs. surely it cant be maybe its jus one hour or something!
 

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Naa on Friday but he came to me yday.
 
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