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Allometric growth in biology refers to relationships between sizes of parts of an organism (skull length and body length, for instance) If $ L_1(t) $ and $ L_2(t) $ are the sizes of two organs in an organism of age $ t, $ then $ L_1 $ and $ L_2 $ satisfy an allometric law if there specific growth rates are proportional:

$ \frac {1}{L_1} \frac {dL_1}{dt} = k \frac {1}{L_2} \frac {dL_2}{dt} $

where $ k $ is a constant.

(a) Use the allometric law to write a differential equation relating $ L_1 $ and $ L_2 $ and solve it to express $ L_1 $ as a function of $ L_2. $

(b) In a study of several species of unicellular algae, the proportionality constant in the allometric law relating $ B $ (cell biomass) and $ V $ (cell volume) was found to be $ k = 0.0794. $ Write $ B $ as a function of $ V. $

a) $$L_{1}=K L_{2}^{k}, \text { where } K=e^{C}$$

b) $B(V)=c V^{0.0794}$

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