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oh dear If a cell's surface area is 6 SQUARE cms and its VOLUME is 1cm cubed then the ratio of surface area to volume is 6:1

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Cells are limited in size by surface area and volume. The surface area to volume ratio explains the small size of cells



The ratio of surface area to volume increases. The area of a sphere is proportional to its radius squared. Volume is proportional to radius cubed. As the radius increases, the volume increases more than the surface area. As the radius decreases, the volume decreases more than the surface area, so the ratio of surface area to volume increases.



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



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The surface-area-to-volume ratio may be calculated as follows: -- Find the surface area of the shape. -- Find the volume of the shape. -- Divide the surface area by the volume. The quotient is the surface-area-to-volume ratio.


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It is not possible to have a sphere with a surface are of 300 metres squared and a volume of 500 metres cubed. A surface area of 300 sq metres would imply a volume of 488.6 cubic metres or a shape that is non-spherical!



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