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A building with a height of 32 m casts a shadow that is 20 m long. A person standing next to the building casts a shadow that is 1.2 m long.

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A building with a height of 32 m casts a shadow that is 20 m long. A person standing next to the building casts a shadow that is 1.2 m long. How tall is that person?

Guest May 19, 2015

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Use indirect measurement for this: 32/20=h/1.2

Cross multiply: 38.4=20h.

Divide by 20: and that's how tall the person is in meters.

DarkBlaze347  May 19, 2015
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Use indirect measurement for this: 32/20=h/1.2

Cross multiply: 38.4=20h.

Divide by 20: and that's how tall the person is in meters.

DarkBlaze347  May 19, 2015
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zacismyname  May 19, 2015
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That is a great diagram and explanation Zac :)

Yours is good too DarkBlaze347

Melody  May 19, 2015

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