Enter the total time and the number of generations into the Bacteria Growth Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Bacteria Growth Rate.

## Bacteria Growth Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Bacteria Growth Rate.

BGR = T / #G

• Where BGR is the Bacteria Growth Rate (time per generation)
• T is the total time
• #G is the number of generations

## How to Calculate Bacteria Growth Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Bacteria Growth Rate.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the total time.
• The total time is given as: 50.
2. Next, determine the number of generations.
• The number of generations is provided as: 100.
3. Finally, calculate the Bacteria Growth Rate using the equation above:

BGR = T / #G

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

BGR = 50 / 100 = .50 (time per generation)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total time = 60

number of generations = 70

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator.

BGR = T / #G = ?