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Howard has a scale model of the Statue of Liberty. The model is 15 inches tall. The scale of the model to the actual statue is 1 inch : 6.2 meters. Which equation can Howard use to determine x, the height in meters, of the Statue of Liberty?

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Answer:Required equation [tex]\frac{1}{6.2}=\frac{15}{x}[/tex]The height of statue of liberty is 93 meters.Step-by-step explanation:Given : Howard has a scale model of the Statue of Liberty. The model is 15 inches tall. The scale of the model to the actual statue is 1 inch : 6.2 meters. To find : Which equation can Howard use to determine x, the height in meters, of the Statue of Liberty?Solution : The model is 15 inches tall. The scale of the model to the actual statue is 1 inch : 6.2 meters. Let Β x be the height in meters of the Statue of Liberty.According to question, required equation is[tex]\frac{1}{6.2}=\frac{15}{x}[/tex]Cross multiply, [tex]x=15\times 6.2[/tex][tex]x=93[/tex]Therefore, the height of statue of liberty is 93 meters.