Which of the following statements correctly describes how a change in a cell’s dimensions would most likely affect
how it obtains nutrients from its surroundings through diffusion?
A. If the cell decreases in size, it will obtain nutrients through osmosis instead of diffusion.
B. If the cell increases in size, it will obtain a wider variety of nutrients more quickly.
C. If the cell’s surface area-to-volume ratio decreases, it will need to obtain fewer nutrients.
D. If the cell’s surface area-to-volume ratio increases, it will obtain nutrients more quickly.