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### 7.1 Linear Patterns

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• Math Help

Another way of analyzing the statement in Example 6 is to calculate the proportion

for the various ages in the chart.

The ratios are not the same. So, the total height is not a constant multiple of the skull height.

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• Checkpoint Solution

The length of the lizard's head appears to be about an eighth of the length of its body. So the ratio of skull length to total length is approximately .

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Cody (moderator)1 decade ago |
This page reminds me of an article I recently read about a strange fish with a transparent head. The fish is called a Barrel Eye and you can actually see inside part of the head of the fish.
Here is a link to the article and pictures:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/24/barreleye-fish-with-trans_n_169502.html
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Ron Larson (author)1 decade ago |
I like the side comment about heroic cartoon figures. I think it is also true that comic villains are portrayed with larger heads. Odd, isn't it?
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