Posted by Kate C. on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:36pm.
An alligators tail length, T varies directly as its body length, B. An alligator with a body length of 5.4 feet has a tail length of 4.8 feet. what is the tail length of an alligator whose body length is 4.5 feet? In desperate need of solving this!

Algebra  Ms. Sue, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:42pm
You could use a proportion.
5.4/4.8 = 4.5/x
Cross multiply and solve for x.
5.4x = 21.6
x = 4