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    An organism can exchange matter and energy with its surroundings. Thus, any change in an organism's energy content must be balanced by a corresponding change in the energy content of the surroundings. As such, an organism is referred to as:

    a. a closed system
    b. an open system
    c. a dynamic system
    d. a thermally reactive system
    e. a potential system

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    Characterize open systems