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Some people believe there was once a single continent on Earth.

If this single continent did exist, how could scientists estimate the time needed for the single continent to break apart and form the arrangement of continents we see today?

A. Comparison of fossils found in rocks

B. Comparison of layers found in rocks

C. Analysis of uranium found in rocks

D. Analysis of carbon found in rocks

E. Scientists cannot calculate the age of the Earth



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Question Identifier: GCI_2011_010
Designed for: Non-Science Majors
Primary Author(s): J. Libarkin, S. Anderson
Contributing Author(s): E. Geraghty Ward
Misconception's Reference: Original GCI (https://www.msu.edu/~libarkin/GCI_PUBLICATIONS.html)
Notes: (none)


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