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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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:31pm
Here's PsyDAG's answer.

Algebra Please Help - PsyDAG, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:14pm

a. 8/111 = x/5

Solve for x.

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

Algebra Please Help - Shawn L, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:50pm

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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PsyDAG set up a proportion for you to solve. Cross multiply and solve for x.

a. 8/111 = x/5

111x = 40

x = 40/111

x = ?

b.

12/2.5 = 0.2 feet

Set up the proportion and solve it the same way.

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**Shawn L**, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:57pm
Thank you so much for the help.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:59pm
You're welcome.

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