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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

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asked by Joe
  1. Let's use a proportion.

    3.5/2 = 36/x

    3.5x = 72

    x = 20.57 feet

    20.57 * 12 = _______ inches

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. 246.84 is wrong

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    posted by Joe
  3. 3.5/24 = 36/x

    How about 246.86?

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. Yep thx

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    posted by Samay

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