## Monday, October 01, 2012

### Monday Proportion Homework

Here is your warm up and Proportion Questions.  Please solve each question 2 different ways.  Do not forget Manga High and your first blog post will be posted tomorrow.

Bonus Question!! How tall is this statue.

Proportion by By Shemer

mmikaela said...

Over 40 feet tall.

Mr. H said...

How do you know?

crowel said...

30 feet

rkerrnel said...

approx. 100 ft.

rkerrnel said...

oops sorry I think its approx. 40 feet tall

miguel PEBANCO said...

estimating or aproximately 40 or event more taller than that

bpatricia said...

I measured the height of the man and the height of the thumb on the computer screen. Thumb: 70 mm. Man: 12 mm in the picture. 70/12 gave me the ratio of the height of the thumb versus the height of the man which is 5.83. The average height of a french man is 6'2" (I searched the internet). I multiplied 5.83 by 6'2" (6.17 ft.) and I got an approximate height of 35.97 ft. or 36 ft. After I've done this, I wanted to know how close my approximation is to the actual height of the statue. I searched the internet and found out that it's actual height is about 12 meters high or roughly about 39.36 feet high. My approximation is about 3 ft. off the actual value.

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creiner said...

Approx. 50 feet because of trees near the statue. If it was 80 or more, it would've been taller than the trees in the background.

mcheyanne71111 said...

The man is about 6 feet tall. About 5.5 of him fit 6 multiplied by 5.5= 33. The statue is around 33 feet high.

ntina said...

I think the man is about 6.2 feet tall because I searched, What is the average french man's height. I used my thumb as the person, and I started counting how many people it would take to reach the top of the big thumb. I got about 5 and a half (5.5). Then I multiplied 5.5x6.2, which is 34.72, and when rounded it's 35. I think the statue is approximately 35 feet tall. When I searched on google, How tall is the big thumb statue in Paris? It said about 39.37 feet tall. So I was off about 4 feet.

cbreister said...

The guy standing next at the thumb is probably about 6 ft tall and it takes about 5 of him to be the same size as the thumb and 6 x 5= 30 so the thumb is probably 30 ft tall.