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at a certain time of day, a flag pole has a shadow 40 feet long.At the same time, a 6 foot tall man casts a shadow 15 feet long. What is the height of the flag pole

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We can solve this with a proportion

 

6/15  = H/40     cross-multiply

 

6 * 40 = 15 * H      

 

240 = 15 * H       divide both sides by 15

 

240/15 = H  =  16 ft = the flagpole height

 

 

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CPhill  Mar 2, 2017
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thanks

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