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Q: As a cell grows what happens to its ratio of surface area to volume?

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Surface ratio is squared while the volume ratio is cubed.

As the cell grows larger the volume amount increases at a higher rate then the surface area thus as cells increase in size they lose the high ratio of surface area to volume.

It generally decreases.

The cell's ratio of surface area to volume would decrease if its volume increases more rapidly than its surface area.

it decreases

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Volume increases more rapidly than surface area.

As the cell grows larger the ratio of surface area to volume increases. Larger cell = more volume for the amount surface area.

Surface ratio is squared while the volume ratio is cubed.

What happens to a cells surface area to volume ratio as it increases in size?

because it has the surface area of volume

because it has the surface area of volume

The larger the cell, the smaller the ratio of surface area to volume.

The surface area to volume ratio will increase

The ratio decreases.

The ratio decreases.

the volume gets larger but the surface area gets smaller

Because evaporation happens at the surface.

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