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mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

wombats and diprotodons

full skeletons of a giant marsupial, the diprotodon have been discovered in Australia
they were calculated to be around 3.2 m long
they are related to the wombat

in 2012, a significant group of about 40 diprotodon remains was found in South-West Queensland

a male wombat grows to around 1 metre long and weighs 28kg

using a length ratio of 1 : 3.8 estimate the weight of the diprotodon

(1 tonne = 1000kg)

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