When an animal eats something, it obtains matter and energy right? But, what are the 3 possible fates of the matter and 3 possible fates energy. I don't understand what they are even asking. What would be the 3 possible fates of each.
I think the poster wants only a simple answer, so I am going to answer in simple terms. The fates can be -
1 Used in cellular respiration as fuel and some amount can be converted to useful energy which can be used to build other substances and some energy can be lost as heat.
2.The animal can become prey for other animal.
3.The animal throws away some matter as feces.