There are two jars of equal capacity

There are two jars of equal capacity. In the first jar is one amoeba; in the second, two. An amoeba reproduces itself in three minutes. It takes the two amoebas in the second jar three hours fill the jar to capacity. How long does it take the amoeba in the first jar to fill that jar to capacity?
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4 thoughts to “There are two jars of equal capacity”

  1. Well, think reverse. How many amoeba were there 3 mninutes prior to being 2 amoebas in Jar 2? Only one.

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