Algebra
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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.

Let's use a proportion.
3.5/2 = 36/x
3.5x = 72
x = 20.57 feet
20.57 * 12 = _______ inches 
3 ½ = 3.5 = 7 / 2
2 foot = 2 ∙ 12 = 24 in
3.5 / 24 = 36 / x
Crossmultiply:
3.5 ∙ x = 24 ∙ 36
3.5 x = 864
Divide both sides by 3.5
x = 864 / 3.5 =
864 / ( 7 / 2 ) =
864 ∙ 2 / 7 =
1728 / 7 =
( 1722 + 6 ) / 7 =
1722 / 7 + 6 / 7 =
246 + 6 / 7 = 246 6/7 in
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