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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776 1. The ratio of tadpole’s length and the adult frog’s length is 4:1.
2. The frog is called paradoxical because it’s length decreases as it grows older.
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## Step 1 . Given

Given that the tadpole has length of 24 cm and the frog has length of 6 cm.

## Step 2 . To determine

We have to find the ratio of the tadpole’s length and the adult frog’s length.

## Step 3 . Calculation

The ratio of tadpole’s length and the adult frog’s length is given by as fraction as shown below. Then we reduce it to the simplest form.

$\begin{array}{l}\frac{\text{tadpole's length}}{\text{frog's length}}\\ ⇒\frac{24\text{cm}}{6\text{cm}}\left[\text{Divide out common factor and unit}\right]\\ ⇒\frac{4}{1}\end{array}$

The ratio can be written in a:b form as 4:1.

Hence, the ratio of tadpole’s length and the adult frog’s length is given by 4:1.

## Step 1 . Given

Something is called paradoxical if it seems impossible.

## Step 2 . To determine

We have to find if there is something paradoxical about the frog.

## Step 3 . Explanation

From part (a) we see that the tadpole has length of 24 cm and the frog has length of 6 cm. So, the ratio of the tadpole’s length and the adult frog’s length is 4:1. This seems impossible. Because most of the species grow in length as they age. But in this case the frog went to the opposite way. That seems impossible. So, the frog is called paradoxical. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 