## Display Title Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 2: Biology

All living things take up a certain amount of space, and therefore have volume. They also have a certain amount of surface area. The ratio of surface area to volume, which is a rational function, reveals important information about the organism. Students look at different graphs of these functions for different organisms.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7.D 7.92 minutes 6 - 10 Algebra     • Rational Expressions and Functions         • Rational Expressions         • Rational Functions and Equations 2011 algebra, rational functions, applications of rational functions, ratio of surface area to volume, surface area, volume, biology, animal evolution