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Leonardo da Vinci, renowned for his understanding of human anatomy, val ued the measures of a man stated by Vitruvius Pollio, a Roman architect and engineer of the first century BC\mathrm{BC} : four fingers make one palm, four palms make one foot, six palms make one cubit, and four cubits make a man's height. If we take a finger width to be 0.750.75 in., what then are (a) the length of a man's foot and (b) the height of a man, both in centimeters?

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By using Measures of a man\color{#c34632}{\text{Measures of a man}} (by Leonardo da Vinci\color{#4257b2}{\text{Leonardo da Vinci}}) determine in centimeters:

  • a)a) l(foot)l_{(\text{foot})} , Lenght of a man's foot.

  • b)b) H(man)H_{(\text{man})} , Hight of a man.

Given:

  • w(finger)=0.75w_{(\text{finger})}=0.75 in , width of a man's finger.

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