# Algebra

posted by Joe

While going for my daily run, I passed a squirrel carrying a nut in her mouth. When she saw me, she ran towards a safe place and, coming to a stone wall, easily jumped up on it and disappeared. I began to wonder how high I could jump if I were a squirrel.

If an average squirrel's back leg height from ground to hip is 3 ½ inches, and that squirrel can jump a 2 foot high wall, what height wall could I jump if I were a giant squirrel? My leg height from ground to hip is 36 inches. Give your answer in inches

1. Ms. Sue

Let's use a proportion.

3.5/2 = 36/x

3.5x = 72

x = 20.57 feet

20.57 * 12 = _______ inches

2. Joe

246.84 is wrong

3. Ms. Sue

3.5/24 = 36/x

4. Samay

Yep thx

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