Giraffe HeightDate: 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. -Doctor Ana, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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