An alligator’s tail length, T varies directly as its body length, B and an alligator with a body length of 4 ft has a tail  of 2.5 ft. so what is the tail length of an alligator whose body length is 4.8 ft?
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An alligator’s tail length, T varies directly as its body length, B and an alligator with a body length of 4 ft has a tail of 2.5 ft. so what is the tail length of an alligator whose body length is 4.8 ft?

4:2.5 = 4.8:T

1.6 = 4.8T

3 = T

answered Apr 15, 2012 by robbins Level 6 User (19,260 points)
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