Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 47 - The Digestive System - 47.4 The Intestines: Breakdown, Absorption, and Elimination - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

1m=39.37 inches=3.28feet. 1m^2=10.76ft^2. The small intestine has 300m^2 of surface area: 300m^2/1m^2/10.76ft^2/=3,228ft^2

Work Step by Step

Just use the ratio between meters and feet to get to a ratio of square meters to square feet, then use the data in the text (p. 989) to get to the exact number of square feet.
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