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Allometriccheck work please

  1. Jan 20, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider an 8-year old child whose body mass is 25 kg and is increasing at a rate of 7 kg/year. Assuming that the mass of the kidneys scales with body mass as Mk=0.021 x Mb^0.85, find the rate at which the mass of the kidneys is increasing (in kg/year).

    2. Relevant equations
    Mk=0.021 x Mb^0.85

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Mk=0.021 x 25^0.85
    Mk=0.021 x 32^0.85
    Mk=0.021 x 39^0.85

    For this problem..I basically used the weights 25kg,32kg,39kg, etc..increasing it by 7kg

    the Mk (mass of kidneys) keep increasing my .07. Would that be the answer?
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