One of the chromosomes in a nucleus has a telomere which contains many repeats of the base sequence TTAGGG. This chromosome was extracted from four different cells and the total number of bases in the telomere was determined. Which total number of bases was found in the cell that had undergone the most mitotic divisions? A 5548 B 5580 C 5645 D 5700 I get the answer 5700 because if we divide it by 12 it is 475 but the answer is 5548 How?

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    $\begingroup$ This question has been posted here before, it's kind of a dumb question. Maybe they just wanted you to pick the smallest number to show that you know that telomeres shorten after division. Where did you find it? I think the only place you can get an explanation is from whoever wrote the question. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jun 3 at 21:54

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