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In the following food chain, plants provide 500 J of energy to rats. How much energy will be available to hawks from snakes?



According to the 10 percent law, only 10% of food energy is transferred from one trophic level to the next level.

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Therefore, Energy available to hawks from snakes is 5J.

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10 Percent Law Plants 5000J 1st trophic level Rats 500J 2nd trophic level Snakes 50J 3rd trophic level Hawks 5J 4th trophic level

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 13 years and a teacher from the past 17 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo