Help Please- DNA question!?

If cytosine makes up 28% of the nucleotides in a DNA sample from an organism, what % of the nucleotides in this sample will be thymine?

How are you supposed to find this? Please Help! thank you = )

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    since G pairs with C and A with C, thus if 28% is C, then another 28% is G... that leaves 100-56=44% for A and T, since A and T bond together and are consequently present in equal amounts, A=T=22%

  • 1 decade ago

    Proportion of C=G

    and A=T

    So, if C=28percent, G=28percent

    Therefore, A+T=100-(28+28)=44

    So, T= 44/2=22

    Thats your answer- 22 percent will be T

  • 1 decade ago

    The above answer is correct except for a typo in the first line. C always pairs with G and A always pairs with T.

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