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Genetic instructions for height were passed from the father to the son.

The father and son live in the same place and environmental factors influence height.

The father and son eat the same foods, causing them to reach similar heights..

There is no direct link between the father's height and the son's height.

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Answer:

What best describes why a son grows and reaches a similar height to the father is that genetic instructions for height were passed from the father to the son.

Explanation:

Height is a trait that is linked to genetic inheritance from parents to offspring, given the similarity in height between fathers and sons. It is a fact that, based on a parent's height, one can have an idea of what height a child will have when he is developing.

Approximately 85 to 90% of children can have their father's height, although the genetic basis for inheriting height is not clear.

Other factors that may influence a person's final height are habits, environment and diet, but not decisive.

Other options are not completely true because:

  • Whether a father and son live in the same place and are exposed to the same environmental factors is not a determinant of height.
  • Genetic inheritance prevails over the fact that father and son eat the same foods  and have the same height because of it.
  • There is a direct relationship between the height of the father and the son.
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