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Algebra Please Help

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I have read and read this promble and I just am not understanding it, could some one please help. I have been out of school for a long time.

The length of the Statue of Liberty's index finger is 8 feet while the height to the top of the head is about 111 feet. Suppose your measurements are proportionaly the same as this statue and your height is 5 feet.

a. Use the information to find the proposed length of your index finger. Give an exact measurement and then a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth.

b. Measure your index finger and write it as a decimal in feet round to the nearest hundredth. How close is the length of your index finger to a. Explain.

  • Algebra Please Help - ,

    a. 8/111 = x/5

    Solve for x.

    b. We don't have your finger to measure.

  • Algebra Please Help - ,

    That is true. And funny. But my finger is 2 1/2 inches. I just need to know how to start it. Don't understand how my number are to be wrote down.

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