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The relationship between the length of an adult's femur (thigh bone) and the height of the adult can be

approximated by the linear equations

y = 0.514x − 14.75  Female 


y = 0.532x − 17.03 Male


where y is the length of the femur in inches and x is the height of the adult in inches.


A crime scene investigator discovers a femur belonging to an adult human female. The bone is 20 inches long. Estimate the height of the female. (Round your answer to one decimal place.) 

 

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