Alien Being Puzzle

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Answer the following question by clicking on the below box and selecting the the single best response. The answer that shows is the answer you have selected. Your explanation for the method you used to determine your answer is more important than the click-on value! For 1 point, in the below example, select: Other. When you have completed the quiz click on the above "hand in quiz" button.



The following message was found on the side of an "unmanned" alien spacecraft that crashed on the Earth.

The picture on the right is a drawing of the spacecraft, and we think the picture on the left is a drawing of an alien. We have determined that the markings and are alien characters for the numeral indicating the size of the object, in units known only to the aliens. We believe that is the character for 4 and is the character for 6. We have measured the size of the spacecraft in our units (meters), and find that it is 8 meters long.

Please predict how tall the alien is in meters. Select from the following the whole number nearest the height of the aliens in meters.

Explain how you figured out your prediction: