anonymous
  • anonymous
The Sears Tower in Chicago is the tallest building in the USA. On a sunny day, the Sears Tower casts a shadow that is 2908 feet long. A 5 foot person standing by the building casts a 10-foot-long shadow. How tall is the Sears Tower in feet?
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JamesJ
  • JamesJ
still here?
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Ok, so if a 5 foot tall person casts at 10 foot shadow, how long a shadow would a 3 foot child cast?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes

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anonymous
  • anonymous
6 feet
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Right. Hence a 20 foot shadow comes from an object how tall? ____ feet
anonymous
  • anonymous
40
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
No.
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
5 foot person -> 10 foot shadow 3 foot person -> 6 foot shadow ___ foot object -> 20 foot shadow
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh 10
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Right. Hence for the Sears Tower ___ foot building -> 2908 foot shadow
anonymous
  • anonymous
i misunderstood
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok, 1454
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
so its 1454 ft
JamesJ
  • JamesJ
Yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
thx

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