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Many relations in biology are expressed by power functions, known as allometric equations, of the form y = kxa, where k and a are constants. For example, the weight of a male hognose snake is approximately 446x3 grams, where x is its length in meters. If a snake has length .4 meters and is growing at the rate of .2 meters per year, at what rate is the snake gaining weight?