Matt H. answered • 03/25/15

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What are these letters doing in my equations? Here comes algebra!

Hi Noelia--

If you're new to posting questions here, you're doing it the right way! Always make sure your question is accurate and complete, so the tutors who want to help you will know exactly what you're asking.

Your first question looks fine, and here's how to approach it.

If you are 5 feet 4 inches tall, it means you are 64 inches tall, and here's why:

There are 12 inches in each foot, and if there are 5 feet, that's 12 x 5, which is 60 inches. Plus the remaining 4 inches gives you a total of 64 inches.

Hope this helps!

Matt in NY