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

  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?
     
  2. jcsd
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  4. SteamKing

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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. He's asking for the weights, not why they differ.
     
  6. Can someone give some answers and opinions?
     
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