Misconception PTM137:

The amount of plate material that is added to the edge of a plate is balanced by the amount of plate material that is removed by being broken into pieces and carried away (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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The amount of new plate material that is added to a plate is balanced by the amount of plate material that is pushed into the earth's interior or is crumpled upward.

26%