Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 55 - Ecology of Individuals and Populations - Figure 55.9 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

Quite accurately, with some uncertainty--perhaps 20-30%.

Work Step by Step

From Fig. 55.9, the smallest organisms have the shortest generation time (bottom left) and the largest have the longest generation time (top right). The scatter plot has a distinct linear shape and would produce a good best-fit straight line, with some uncertainty as guesstimated in the answer.
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