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The circumference c of a mother elephant's circular footprint is 4 times the circumference of a baby elephant's circular footprint. What is the ratio of the height of the mother to the height of the baby?

 

A) 1 to 4

B) 1 to 3

C) 4 to 1

D) 4 to 3

 

Right answer is C.

I chose the answer as A because 1 of the mother is equal to 4 baby heights. So therefore the ratio should be 1-4 and not 4-1? Why is it like that?

There was also outside info before the question saying that 

      Height = 3circumference

      H = 3c

 Aug 7, 2020
edited by BLANK  Aug 7, 2020
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The mother is obviously taller.....so the ratio of mother to baby should be  more like  4 to 1

 

  if mother is 4 baby heights     then ration of mother to baby is   4 baby heights to  1 baby height     or    4 to 1

 Aug 7, 2020
edited by ElectricPavlov  Aug 7, 2020
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But isnt that 4 mother heights = 1 baby heights.

Should it not be 1 mother height = 4 baby heights so that the 4-1 is reversed making it 1-4 as the ratio?

1 mother height is = baby heights so 1 to 4?

 

And yes i understand its 4 baby heights to 1 baby height but should it not be mother to baby height?

 

(i accidentall answered the question and didnt reply to u)

BLANK  Aug 7, 2020
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But isnt that 4 mother heights = 1 baby heights.

Should it not be 1 mother height = 4 baby heights so that the 4-1 is reversed making it 1-4 as the ratio?

1 mother height is = baby heights so 1 to 4?

 

And yes i understand its 4 baby heights to 1 baby height but should it not be mother to baby height?

 Aug 7, 2020
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1 mother = 4 baby heights

 

     so ratio of mother to baby    is     4 baby heights   to  1 baby height   = 4 to 1     mother is 4 times taller than baby

 

Baby is 1/4 of mom

ElectricPavlov  Aug 7, 2020

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