# Mammal’s surface area

- Author:
- Mihaela Git

A mammal’s surface area S (in cm^2) can be approximated by the model S=k·m^(2/3)where m is the mass –in grams- of the mammal and k is a constant. The value of k for some mammals are shown below.
Mammal Sheep Rabbit Horse Human Monkey Bat
k 8.4 9.75 10 11 11.8 57. 5
a) Approximate the surface area of a rabbit that has a mass of 3.4 kilograms.
b) Define the function that expresses the dependency of the surface area by mass for a horse.