Proportions: height, width, given ratio of statue's head to

wallee

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The ratio of the sculpture of John Wesley Dobbs' head to actual size is about 10 to 1. Suppose that his head was 9 inches high and 6 1/2 inches wide. Estimate the height and the width of the sculpture.

I set it up 10/h=9/6 1/2 then cross multiplied -i got 7.2 but thats not it ...and i dont know how to get w either..
 

Loren

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Re: Proportions

The ratio of the sculpture of John Wesley Dobbs' head to actual size is about 10 to 1. Suppose that his head was 9 inches high and 6 1/2 inches wide. Estimate the height and the width of the sculpture.

You need to set up two different proportions, one for the height of the head and one for the width. Both proportions will involve the ratio 10 to 1.
 
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