anonymous
  • anonymous
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?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
use ratio and proportion \[2.5 : 3 = 6.7 : x\] \[\implies 3 \times 6.7 = 2.5x\] do you get it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the answer is 2.5x? because the options given are 5.5 ft. 7 ft. 8 ft.
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is 3 * 6.7?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
(use a calculator)
anonymous
  • anonymous
3 * 6.7 is 20.1
anonymous
  • anonymous
now divide it by 2.5
anonymous
  • anonymous
oooooooooooh so its 8ft right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yep
anonymous
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thankyou!

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