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Homework Help: Algebra Please Help

Posted by Shawn L on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:19pm.

I have reread this promble so many times and am still not getting it. I posted this yesterday and am still not understanding it. Please help again

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. My index finger is 2 1/2 inches.

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