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THe tower's shadow is 40 feet. The stick is 8 feet tall and cast a shadow taht is 5 feet. How tall is the tower ?

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Guest Apr 7, 2017
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$$\frac{x}{40}=\frac{8}{5}$$

$$x=\frac{8*40}{5}$$

x=64

Omi67  Apr 7, 2017
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Stick's height / Its shadow height  =   Tower's height / Its shadow height

8 / 5  =  Tower's height / 40     multiply both sides by 40

40 * 8 / 5  = Tower's height

64 ft   =Tower's height

CPhill  Apr 7, 2017