A 3-foot-tall mailbox casts a shadow that is 1.8 feet long. At the same time, a nearby street lamp casts a shadow that is 12 feet long. How tall is the street lamp?
Imagine two right triangles. They are similar because the sun shines at the same angle or the problem wouldn't make sense with the info given.
3. Solve for \(x\)
Super-hard-impossible bonus question:
Given the information in the problem.
If you were able to stand on top of the mail box and look STRAIGHT up into the sky, the sky can represent a 2D coordinate plane. Where would the Sun be located in (x,y)?
Consider everything you know (sorry physicists)!