Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 48 - The Respiratory System - Figure 48.1 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

Since the rate of diffusion depends directly on both numbers, whichever changed more would lead to the greater change in the rate of diffusion.

Work Step by Step

The rate of diffusion is a direct proportion for both area and pressure difference, so there is no obvious winner in terms of what drives change until actual numbers are put into the equation on p. 1004.
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