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4.03 Surface Area

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  • Download the attached graph paper. This graph paper has squares that are 1 cm2

    1. Draw a root on the paper that is 10 cm long and 2 cm wide. 
    2. Now calculate the surface area of this root. 
    3. Next using a different-colored pen or pencil, add 10 root hairs to the root. Each root hair should be 2 cm long and 1 cm wide. 
    4. How does the addition of root hairs affect the surface area of the root?

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