Head of a whale is six feet longMath riddle
55.Math Riddles
The head of a whale is six feet long; his tail is as long as his head and half his body, and his body is half of his whole length. How long is the whale?
48 48

48
Explanation : The length of the fish is 48" Let x = length of fish Then, ½x = length of body 6 + (½)(½x) = 6 + ¼x = length of tail Length of fish = length of head + length of body + length of tail x = 6 + ½x + 6 + ¼x x = 12 + ¾x ¼x = 12 x= 48"