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## Homework Statement

Hot magma (1500 K) is flowing into the Earth at rates of 0.05 meters/year, 0.5 meters per years and 1 meter per year.

Although more total volume of magma will retain a temperature at or above 1150 K at higher rates of flow for any given time (say, at 1000 years), a higher PERCENT of the magma that has flowed in will remain at or above 1150 K for the lower rates of flow.

Why is that the case?

## Homework Equations

I have a graph to show. The one of the left shows TOTAL volume retained at or above 1150 K for each rate (red being the fastest rate and green being the slowest)

On the right it shows the PERCENT of the inject magma at or above 1100 K as a function of time for each rate (same colors)

## The Attempt at a Solution

This is an intuitive question but my intuition feels like the results are wrong! :)