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posted by curtina blue .
The formula to approximate the hieght (h) of a male, in inches, is shown below, where t is the length of the tibia bone, in inches.
h=2.4t+32.2
Paul's height is 69.4 inches. What is the approximate length, in inches, of paul's tibia bone?

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Ms. Sue
69.4 = 2.4t + 32.2
Solve for t. 
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curtina blue
2.4t=69.4+32.2

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Ms. Sue
No.
In this step, you need to subtract 32.2 from each side of the equation.
You still haven't found the length of the tibia bone. 
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curtina blue
is it 37.2

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Ms. Sue
Good heavens! Paul's tibia is over 3 feet long! He must be a giant, yet he's less than 6 feet tall.
What did you miss in this problem?
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