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Giraffe Height

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?

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

     adult's height
 - newborn's height

to get the answer.

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