# What is true about the pyramid of numbers?

First-level consumers compose the greatest number of individuals.

### What is a pyramid of Biomass to do with a pyramid of Numbers?

Pyramids of Numbers show the numbers of species involved in a simple food chain. The problem with pyramids of Numbers is that in some events the pyramid is not pyramid shaped. For example, When using aphids and tomato plants as an example, there will be hundreds of aphids feeding on the tomato plant, giving the pyramid an inverse-pyramid shape. Pyramids of Biomass, however, do not take into account the numbers involved, but rather the mass…

### What are pyramid of numbers and pyramids of biomass?

Pyramids of numbers show the amount of organisms in the chain, and pyramids of biomass show the biomass (mass of living things) of each organism in the chain. It is all shown in a pyramid shape. Definition of Pyramid of numbers: A pyramid of numbers shows graphically the population of each level in a food chain. Definition of Pyramid of Biomass: Pyramid of Biomass represents the total biomass at each trophic level. A pyramid of…

### Why is a pyramid of biomass more useful then a pyramid of numbers?

a pyramid of biomass is better than a pyramid of numbers because when you compare masses it gives us a better idea of the amount of energy that is avaliable at each trophic level. in a pyramid of biomass it shows the amount of energy that is lost through each step. this is the amount each trophic level decreases in comparrison to the previous.

### What does triangular number mean?

Triangluar numbers or triangle numbers are numbers formed from the summation of all the numbers smaller than them. The first few triangle numbers are 1,3,6,10,15,21... If you think of a pyramid with a base of two blocks, and one on top, there are three blocks. If you add a base of three to that pyramid, you have six blocks. Then ten, and fifteen and so on. That is why they are called Triangle numbers.

### What is the difference between a food chain and a pyramid of numbers?

A food chain shows food energy moving from organism to organism. A pyramid of numbers show how many organisms were involved in each level of food chain. Food chains always begin with the sun as the source of energy and the pyramid of numbers always has the producer as the base. Pyramid of numbers have more producers at the bottom than consumers at the top. The similarities are that they both are models and they…