Dividing Bacteria, part 2

Submitted by Whirligig 7 years, 8 months ago

(Credit to knittingfrenzy18 for the original puzzle.)

A Petri dish hosts a healthy colony of bacteria. Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at 6 o'clock. At exactly 6:34 (34 minutes later) the Petri dish was half full. How many cells can the dish hold?

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