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### Giraffe Height

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Date: 9/9/96 at 21:8:15
From: Anonymous
Subject: Giraffe Height

A newborn giraffe is 1/3 thr\e height of an adult giraffe. If the
newborn is 6 feet tall, how much taller is the adult?
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Date: 9/11/96 at 12:17:38
From: Doctor Ana
Subject: Re: Giraffe Height

If the newborn is 1/3 of the height of an adult, another way to say
that is to say that the adult is 3 times as big as the newborn. So, if
the newborn is 6 feet tall, the adult will be 3 x 6 feet tall. If you
need to know how much TALLER the adult is, then you need to subtract

- newborn's height
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to get the answer.

-Doctor Ana,  The Math Forum
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