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A flagpole casts a shadow that is 85 feet long. Paul is 6 feet tall, and while standing next to the flagpole, casts a shadow that is 10 feet long. How tall is the flagpole?

 Mar 17, 2020
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Thanks for the A2A.

 

First make this a proportional equation. 

 

6/10 = n/85

 

Then solve for n. 

 

6*8.5 = 51

 

The flagpole is 51 feet tall.

 

Cheers!

 Mar 17, 2020

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