Posted by **Moby** on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:35pm.

Jebb is the tallest player on the basketball team. He is 1 1/2 times as tall as the shortest girl in the sixth grade, who is 4 1/4 feet tall. How tall is Jeb?

3/2 x 17/4 = ??

IS this how I solve it? Help?

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**Moby**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:39pm
Wait I how about this wa. 17/4 x 4/2 = 17/2 then divide 17/2 = 8 1/2

is this right ??

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:02pm
3/2 x 17/4 = 51/8 = 6 3/8 feet

Doesn't it make sense that he is a little over 6 feet tall -- rather than 8 1/2 feet tall?

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**Moby**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:00pm
DEfinitely agree! Thank you.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:29pm
:p

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