Which bodily structure’s bones are
made up of the carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges?
This question provides us with the
names of three different sets of bones. And then it asks us to recall which
bodily structure these bones belong to. Well, phalanges is the scientific
name for the bones in our fingers and the bones in our toes. So we can narrow our answer choices
down to either the hand or the foot.
Here, I’ve drawn a simplified
diagram of the bones of the hand and the bones of the foot. We’ve already recalled that the
fingers and toes are called phalanges. In the foot, the bones of the ankle
and heel are called tarsals and the bones of the arch of the foot are called
metatarsals, while in the hand the bones of the wrist are called carpals and the
bones of the palm of the hand are called metacarpals. So the bodily structure that’s
bones are made up of the carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges are the hands.