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Step one: Read the question completely and carefully.

Cover up the answers (pretend they aren’t there) and read the question carefully. You can force yourself to read carefully by identifying key words in the question that provide important information.

[Cell A] is a roughly [spherical] animal cell with a [radius of 10 microns]. [Cell B] is also roughly [spherical] and has a [radius of 20 microns]. Which of the following statements about these two cells is [false]?

  1. Cell A has a smaller volume than cell B.
  2. Cell B has a larger surface area than cell A.
  3. Cell A has a larger surface area–to-volume ratio than does cell B.
  4. Cell B has a larger surface area–to-volume ratio than does cell A

 


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