at rest, your brain gets about 15% by volume of your blood. If your body contains 5.2 L of blood, how many liters of blood are in your brain at rest?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Blood is a specialized fluid tissue that is being circulated around the body for many purposes. Given that 15 percent of the total blood is in located at the brain; we can just get the amount of blood in the brain at rest by multiplying the total volume of blood (5.2L) with the decimal equivalent of 15% which is 0.15.

`= 5.2 Liters of blood * ((15%)/(100%)) `

`= 5.2 Liters of blood * (0.15) `

`= 0.78 ` Liters of blood is present in the brain at rest.



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