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Q36.

Expert-verifiedFound in: Page 279

Book edition
Common Core Edition

Author(s)
Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff

Pages
183 pages

ISBN
9780547587776

**Nature As a tadpole, the paradoxical frog is 24 centimeters long. As an adult, the frog is 6 centimeters long.**

**a. Write the ratio of the tadpole’s length to the adult frog’s length.**

**b. Something is called paradoxical if it seems impossible. What is paradoxical about the frog? Explain using your answer to part (a).**

- The ratio of tadpole’s length and the adult frog’s length is
**4:1**. - The frog is
**called paradoxical****because it’s length decreases as it grows older**.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Something is called paradoxical if it seems impossible.

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

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.

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