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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
Duration 7.92 minutes
Grade Range 6 - 10
Curriculum Nodes Algebra
    • Rational Expressions and Functions
        • Rational Expressions
        • Rational Functions and Equations
Copyright Year 2011
Keywords algebra, rational functions, applications of rational functions, ratio of surface area to volume, surface area, volume, biology, animal evolution