Let's get a little trickier...
If we start with 200 alien amoebas and each amoeba splits into 1.7 amoebas every 12 hours, how many amoebas will there be in a week?
Set it up and think!
split factor = 1.7
initial population = 200
number of splits = ?
Our split factor is for 12 hours...
There are 14 chunks of these in 7 days...
number of splits = 14
If we start with 30 alien amoebas and each amoeba splits into 1.15 amoebas every minute, how many amoebas will there be in an hour and a half?
Here's how I'd like for you to remember this formula:
* I don't want you to memorize this thing with a t up there.
t usually stands for "time." In the next sections, we'll have years, days and hours -- and these will NOT always represent the number of splits! You'll see.