Now Croakie can do a super high jump! Homework Help ✎
The first time he performed his new super-high-jump routine, he did three super-high jumps and then hopped five feet. The second time, he did only two super-high jumps and then hopped six feet. Both times, he covered the same distance. His attempts are shown in the diagram below.
How far does Croakie travel in one super-high jump? Explain or show how you know.
In Croakie's first attempt he crossed the tightrope like this: x + x + x + 5 = length of the tightrope
In Croakie's second attempt he crossed the tightrope like this: x + x + 6 = length of the tightrope
Because both equations are equal to the length of a tightrope, you can make them equal to each other,
like this: x + x + x + 5 = x + x + 6
1 foot. Make sure you know how to get this answer.
How long is his whole super-high-jump routine? How can you tell?
Since you figured out that Croakie's super-high jump (x) equals 1 foot, you can simply substitute
1 for x into either of his routines.