## owusulovesyou 2 years ago A person 2.5 ft tall casts a shadow of 3 ft. How long is a shadow of a pole that is 6.7 ft tall?

1. princeofwetlot

use ratio and proportion $2.5 : 3 = 6.7 : x$ $\implies 3 \times 6.7 = 2.5x$ do you get it?

2. owusulovesyou

so the answer is 2.5x? because the options given are 5.5 ft. 7 ft. 8 ft.

3. princeofwetlot

what is 3 * 6.7?

4. princeofwetlot

(use a calculator)

5. owusulovesyou

3 * 6.7 is 20.1

6. princeofwetlot

now divide it by 2.5

7. owusulovesyou

oooooooooooh so its 8ft right?

8. princeofwetlot

yep

9. owusulovesyou

thankyou!