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Problem: (a) Calculate the number of cells in a hummingbird assuming the mass of an average cell is ten times the mass of a bacterium. (b) Making the same assumption, how many cells are there in a human?

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In this problem, we are dealing with the number of units that add up to a given mass. 

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(a) Calculate the number of cells in a hummingbird assuming the mass of an average cell is ten times the mass of a bacterium. 

(b) Making the same assumption, how many cells are there in a human?

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