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Daily Puzzle
January 14, 2015

You have a jar with a single bacterium, named Jim. It happens to be a fairly harmless bacterium. It duplicates at a constant rate every 10 minutes. Every 20 minutes the bacteria, which have been attending bacteria school, learn how to increase their rate of duplicity by 50%.

Assuming you leave your bacterium in the jar alone for 1 hour, how many bacteria do you have?

Puzzle Notes
Duplicates once every 10 minutes.
Through studying and hard mental work they improve their rate by 50% every 20 minutes.
Bacteria are typically a few micrometers in length.
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