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Q: While looking at bacteria under a microscope, you decide to take a break. When you return, the amount of bacteria has doubled in size. Your break probably only took _____. 24 hours 1-3 hours 8
hours 48 hours
A: While looking at bacteria under a microscope, you decide to take a break. When you return, the amount of bacteria has doubled in size. Your break probably only took 1-3 hours. From the answer choices provided the best answer would be 1-3 hours. Bacteria takes a minimum of 30 minutes to double in size.
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User: While looking at bacteria under a microscope, you decide to take a break. When you return, the amount of bacteria has doubled in size. Your break probably only took _____. 24 hours 1-3 hours 8 hours 48 hours

Weegy: depends on the time it takes to replicate
Expert answered|bananayumboat|Points 513|

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Asked 10/31/2012 3:03:49 PM
Updated 10/31/2012 5:02:18 PM
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While looking at bacteria under a microscope, you decide to take a break. When you return, the amount of bacteria has doubled in size. Your break probably only took 1-3 hours.

From the answer choices provided the best answer would be 1-3 hours. Bacteria takes a minimum of 30 minutes to double in size.



Added 10/31/2012 3:48:45 PM
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@bananayumboat- Always answer using the answer choices provided by the user.
Added 10/31/2012 3:46:39 PM
it depends on the bacteria, not all bacteria double at the same rate and so the correct answer cant be determined without knowing more of the question.
Added 10/31/2012 4:09:16 PM
Yes, I understand exactly what you mean but answer choices were provided. If you were taking a test and this question can up, you can not answer with " it depends on the bacteria" You have to choose the best possible answer.
Added 10/31/2012 4:17:43 PM
I agree with Kaysha. There are questions that need one answer only. For example: The user was asking for a function of Protein and the user provided 4 choices. Only one of the choices has the correct answer. We know that proteins has a lot of function, but since the user was asking based on the given choices, you have to select the best possible answer. We do not want to confuse our users.
Added 10/31/2012 4:23:11 PM
Yes Andrew. And that happens all the time. Even with this question. Everything that I researched did not answer the question with the exact hours listed so it is always best to choose the best answer.
Added 10/31/2012 4:29:13 PM
There are different information found on the internet. I don't know if those type of questions are meant to be tricky. So a source is really important just in case.
Added 10/31/2012 4:33:40 PM
Okay, i will not answer the question in the future if i feel there is the possibility of a conflicted answer, but why was i "warned" for this? I understand a flag, but isnt a warning a bit severe? - thanks for the feedback though.
Added 10/31/2012 4:41:51 PM
Thats true. This could be something of a trick question. Because a break could be as little as 5 minutes and as much as 24 hours or more and it only take bacteria 30 minutes according to my source.
Added 10/31/2012 4:43:53 PM
We did not tell you not to answer the question. We asked you to answer the question with the given choices. You have received flags for your incorrect answers and for not following the rules. Please review the rules, it will help you.
Added 10/31/2012 4:47:44 PM
@bananayumboat- You were warned for not answering in the correct format.

Don't worry about just one warning. Warning are retractable and are our way of letting you know that you should refresh yourself with the Weegy Rules for Experts.

As per the Weegy Basics:
3. Always respond with a complete answer, not just a single letter or just a link. Try to restate the question in your response.
For example, if a user asks "What is the coldest layer of the atmosphere?", your response should restate the question like this: "The coldest layer of the atmosphere is the mesosphere ".
Added 10/31/2012 4:48:58 PM
According to this website bacteria in general take about 20 minutes to double in quantity- which covers none of the answers above. I think that this question may have been part of specific reading or paragraph which you are meant to refer back to. Without mentioning the type of bacteria it is impossible to determine the break time, unless there was information provided that we are dont have access to. source-
Added 10/31/2012 4:50:14 PM
Okay, i understand. I will be more complete with my answers in the future. Would you mind retracting it? This website is my only income right now..
Added 10/31/2012 4:53:10 PM
We retract warnings only if we see improvement. We cannot be unfair to others. Please follow the rules and retraction will also follow. If this is your only source of income, you have to be serious in providing accurate answers to our users. It's unfair to the Weegy Team to pay for all our incorrect answers. Let's be careful next time.
Added 10/31/2012 4:58:34 PM
ok. thanks andrewpallarca.
Added 10/31/2012 5:01:55 PM
Thanks Andrew for that clarification.

I will absolutely retract the warning once we see improvement. You are also welcome to post to the blog and request a review of your answers at anytime in the future to see if you can get a retraction for your warning.
Added 10/31/2012 5:02:18 PM
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