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    Lightbulb Scale problems

    For my brother this time.. not me. (Amazingly!)


    an elephant is about 14ft tall. find the maximum scale you can use for a model elephant if it must fit in a 10" high zoo diorama..


    and if you could could you put the steps of how you did it too? so we can figure out the rest..

    thanks so much

    ~Cait and bro!
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    Hello, Cait!

    An elephant is about 14ft tall. .Find the maximum scale you can use
    for a model elephant if it must fit in a 10" high zoo diorama.

    Using the largest scale, we have: .10 inches .= .14 feet

    . . Divide both sides by 10: .1 inch .= .1.4 feet

    Every inch on the model represents 1.4 feet on the elephant.


    Going the other way . . .

    We have: .14 feet .= .10 inches

    . . Divide both sides by 14: .1 foot . .0.7 inch

    Each foot on the elephant will be represented by about 0.7 inch on the model.

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