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1. Hey, can anybody help me with this question...i know it is fairly simple, but i just can't get my head around it.

a water plant has 7/12 of it's length in the air.
Nineteen centimetres of it's length are in the water.
1/6 of it's length is in the mud
calculate the total length of the plant.

I know it is probably simple, but it's really confusing me and i hate fractions!

Thanks for any help.
2. (Original post by gemma.....)
Hey, can anybody help me with this question...i know it is fairly simple, but i just can't get my head around it.

a water plant has 7/12 of it's length in the air.
Nineteen centimetres of it's length are in the water.
1/6 of it's length is in the mud
calculate the total length of the plant.

I know it is probably simple, but it's really confusing me and i hate fractions!

Thanks for any help.
1/6 = 2/12 so 9/12 of its length is either in air or mud so 3/12 = 1/4 is in the water. Call x the total length of the plant, x/4 = 19 cm, x = 4*19cm = 76 cm
3. (Original post by Bezza)
1/6 = 2/12 so 9/12 of its length is either in air or mud so 3/12 = 1/4 is in the water. Call x the total length of the plant, x/4 = 19 cm, x = 4*19cm = 76 cm
oh yes, i see that, wow you're brillaint thanks!!!!!
4. (Original post by Bezza)
1/6 = 2/12 so 9/12 of its length is either in air or mud so 3/12 = 1/4 is in the water. Call x the total length of the plant, x/4 = 19 cm, x = 4*19cm = 76 cm
Thanks that helped me too.
5. (Original post by Fantasy`)
Thanks that helped me too.
shut it.
6. (Original post by gemma.....)
shut it.
we all know you're trying to build up your post amount...LOL
7. (Original post by gemma.....)
shut it.
Huh? That seemed quite abusive, I'm very offended by what you have just said.
8. (Original post by gemma.....)
oh yes, i see that, wow you're brillaint thanks!!!!!
I know
9. (Original post by gemma.....)
we all know you're trying to build up your post amount...LOL
No I'm not I was genuinely stuck on that question, I'm doing past papers at the moment so next time you open your mouth, speak nicely.
10. (Original post by Fantasy`)
No I'm not I was genuinely stuck on that question, I'm doing past papers at the moment so next time you open your mouth, speak nicely.
oh and the same question from AQA happened to be on exdexcel?????? i do apologize
11. (Original post by gemma.....)
oh and the same question from AQA happened to be on exdexcel?????? i do apologize
Sorry but I was given loads of past papers from my neighbor which include Exexcel and AQA.
12. (Original post by Fantasy`)
Sorry but I was given loads of past papers from my neighbor which include Exexcel and AQA.
my fault...that was an annoying q tho

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