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Posted by 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 - , 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

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