# What is the ratio of surface area if the surface area is 588 and the volume is 1372?

### What happens to the surface area and volume ratio as the cell decreases in size?

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.

### How does surface area to volume ratio affect heat loss?

The surface-to-volume ratio is a mathematical relationship between the volume of an object and the amount of surface area it has. This ratio often plays an important role in biological structures. An increase in the radius will increase the surface area by a power of two, but increase the volume by a power of three.