Problem: What do the bars on this graph represent?A) The amount of solar energy converted to chemical energy in organic compounds for a given area per year.B) The average amount of solar energy absorbed by various ecosystems. C) The percentage of Earth's total primary productivity contributed by various ecosystems.D) The solar energy available to each ecosystem as determined by its geographic location. 

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In an ecosystem:

Energy flow: unidirectional

- energy is transferred from producers to consumers with a loss in energy (as heat) for each step

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What do the bars on this graph represent?


A) The amount of solar energy converted to chemical energy in organic compounds for a given area per year.

B) The average amount of solar energy absorbed by various ecosystems. 

C) The percentage of Earth's total primary productivity contributed by various ecosystems.

D) The solar energy available to each ecosystem as determined by its geographic location. 

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