I had seen this question in an exam:
A living cell has a protoplasm which is water based and demarcated by a lipid bilayer membrane. If a cell is pierced to 1/5th of its diameter with a very sharp needle, after taking the needle out (a) no effect will be observed. (b) protoplasm will leak out from the hole made by the needle for a few minutes until the cell heals the wound. (c) protoplasm will keep on leaking out till the cell is dead (d) the cell will burst like a balloon.
I understand that the answer is option (a) as the cell membrane will reseal itself after getting pierced. But my doubt is that if in the question 1/5th was replaced by 1/2 or by any number greater than 1/2, will the answer be different. Or in other words, I want to know whether the number 1/5 significant in this question.