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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

A study from the National Institutes of Health stales that the human body contains trillions of microorganisms that make up 1% to 3% of the body’s mass. Use thus information to estimate the average mass of the body’s approximately 100 trillion microorganisms.

To determine
The average mass of the body’s approximately hundred trillion microorganisms.

Explanation

Given Info: The average body mass 70kg .

Explanation:

Taking the average of the given range approximately 2% or 1.4kg of this mass of microorganisms.

Calculating the average mass of the hundred trillion microorganisms is,

mass=1.4kg100×1012microorganisms

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