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How much an adult man's femur and humerus weigh?

  1. Aug 16, 2013 #1
    Hi.

    It seems the dry weight and fresh weight of each human bones aren't the same, for example the dry weight and fresh weight of a man's humerus and femur aren't the same and very different. What is the dry weight and fresh weight of a man's humerus and femur?
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2013 #2
    Replies? Anyone?
     
  4. Aug 26, 2013 #3

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    Can you think of a reason why a person's bones, ripped from the living flesh, might weight more than when they are dried out? (Hint: what does 'to dry' mean?)
     
  5. Aug 26, 2013 #4
    He's asking for the weights, not why they differ.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #5
    Can someone give some answers and opinions?
     
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