if 1500 white blood cells are lined up side by side they would form a row 1.0 inch long what is the avg diameter in micrometers of one cell 1in=2.54cm

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lfryerda eNotes educator| Certified Educator

We need to find out the diameter of one cell if 1500 cells fit into 1 inch which is 2.54 cm.  We do this with division.

diameter = 2.54/1500 cm

=0.001693 cm  but there are 10000 micrometers in 1 cm

=16.93 micrometers

The average diameter is 16.93 micrometers.