# SOLUTION: A full grown giraffe is about 6 times heavier than a full grown lion. A full grown cheetah is about one quarter as heavy as a full grown lion. together, they are about 450kg. what

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 Question 82352: A full grown giraffe is about 6 times heavier than a full grown lion. A full grown cheetah is about one quarter as heavy as a full grown lion. together, they are about 450kg. what is the approximate mass of each animal.Answer by stanbon(57410)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A full grown giraffe is about 6 times heavier than a full grown lion. A full grown cheetah is about one quarter as heavy as a full grown lion. together, they are about 450kg. what is the approximate mass of each animal. --------------- Let the lion's weight be "x" kg Then the giraffe's weight is "6x" kg And the cheetah's weight is (1/4)x kg ------------------- EQUATION: x+6x+(1/4)x = 450 kg (7 1/4)x= 450 7.25x = 450 x= 450/7.25 = 62.07 kg (approx weight of lion) 6x=372.41 kg (approx weight of giraffe) (1/4)x = 15.51 kg (appox weight of cheetah) ==================== Cheers, Stan H.