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I need help asap if a tree stands 15ft high its shadow is 5 and 1/2 ft long a man 6 ft tall stands near the tree what would be the length is

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I  need help asap if a tree stands 15ft high its shadow  is 5 and 1/2 ft long  a man 6 ft tall stands near the tree what would be the length is the mans shadow to the nearest foot

Oct 26, 2018

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The ratios will be the equal

$$\dfrac{16}{\frac{11}{2}} = \dfrac{6}{\ell}\\ 16 \ell = 33\\ \ell = \dfrac{33}{16} = 2 ~ft \text{ to the nearest foot}$$

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Oct 26, 2018