## Answer :

You are provided with the rates of carbon dioxide (CO₂) produced during the germination of peas at two different temperatures.

1. Germinating peas at [tex]\(10^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] produce CO₂ at a rate of [tex]\(0.01 \, \text{mL/min}\)[/tex].

2. Germinating peas at [tex]\(20^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] produce CO₂ at a rate of [tex]\(0.02 \, \text{mL/min}\)[/tex].

We need to derive the best conclusion from the following options:

1.

**The rate of cellular respiration in germinating peas is exactly one thousand times the rate of ATP production.**

- This statement is speculative and not supported by the given data. We don’t have any information related to ATP production rates, and thus cannot make this comparison.

2.

**Germinating peas at [tex]\(10^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] create carbon dioxide at a rate of [tex]\(0.01 \, \text{mL/min}\)[/tex] during ATP production.**

- While it's true that they produce CO₂ at a rate of [tex]\(0.01 \, \text{mL/min}\)[/tex], this option does not provide a conclusive comparison between the rates of cellular respiration at different temperatures. It simply states a fact already given in the problem.

3.

**Germinating peas at [tex]\(20^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] have a higher rate of cellular respiration than germinating peas at [tex]\(10^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex].**

- This conclusion is supported by the data. The rate of CO₂ production at [tex]\(20^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] (0.02 mL/min) is higher than at [tex]\(10^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] (0.01 mL/min). Since CO₂ is a by-product of cellular respiration, a higher production rate indicates a higher rate of cellular respiration.

4.

**The rate of cellular respiration cannot be measured without knowing the rate of ATP production.**

- This statement is incorrect in the context of the given data. The rate of cellular respiration can indeed be inferred from the rate of CO₂ production, as CO₂ is a direct by-product of the respiration process.

Therefore, the best conclusion supported by the data is:

**Germinating peas at [tex]\(20^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex] have a higher rate of cellular respiration than germinating peas at [tex]\(10^\circ \text{C}\)[/tex].**