My son was given this lizard as a big brother gift (can’t find online link to product, but here’s a similar toy).

Thoughts?

## Original Size

## Size After 2 Day Soak

## Before Measurements

**Left image**

Length: 905 pixels

Width (between front feet): 275 pixels

1 inch: 90 pixels

**Right image**

Height: 150 pixels

1 inch: 115 pixels

## After Measurements

**Left image**

Length: 1014 pixels

Width (between front feet): 292 pixels

1 inch: 60 pixels

**Right image**

Height: 200 pixels

1 inch: 98 pixels

## Calculations

Original Length: 10.06″

Original Width: 3.06″

Original Height: 1.30″

After Length: 16.90″ (increase of 68%)

After Width: 4.87″ (increase of 59%)

After Height: 2.04″ (increase of 57%)

## Conclusion

Liars!

## Calculations Take 2

Volume of box that would just contain original lizard: 10.06 * 3.06 * 1.30 = 40.02 cubic inches

Volume of box that would just contain soaked lizard: 16.90 * 4.87 * 2.04 = 167.90 cubic inches (* increase of 319%*)

## Conclusion Take 2

Liars!

Thoughts? Did I mess up?

## More Questions

- How big would it be if the volume *did* increase by 600%?
- How big would the lizard be if it grew 1000%? 10,000%?
- How big would the lizard have grown if it just barely fit in *your* classroom?
- …

On the other hand, they would only be lying if it grew by more than 600%, right?

Totally! They’d be telling the truth if it shrunk too!

Here is the link to the toy if you want it…thanks for posting this idea!

http://www.amazon.com/Grow-Creature-Green-Iguana-Lizard/dp/B00N50MM3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420211774&sr=8-1&keywords=grow+creatures+600%25