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  • Diagram showing differences in surface area.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 3 November 2009 Size: 30 KB Referencing Hub media

    You can increase the surface area of a solid by breaking it up into smaller pieces. If you chop up wood into small pieces, it will ignite and burn more quickly than larger pieces of wood.

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