How do I explain how to write this in exponential form in the easiest way possible such that a 5th grader can understand?
There were five bacteria in a dish at the beginning of an experiment. Every 15 minutes the bacteria in the dish tripled. Write in exponential form, the number of bacteria in the dish three hours after the experiment began.
Please note : It doesn't ask for the final answer,just to express it in exponential form.