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owusulovesyou

  • 3 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?

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  1. princeofwetlot
    • 3 years ago
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    use ratio and proportion \[2.5 : 3 = 6.7 : x\] \[\implies 3 \times 6.7 = 2.5x\] do you get it?

  2. owusulovesyou
    • 3 years ago
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    so the answer is 2.5x? because the options given are 5.5 ft. 7 ft. 8 ft.

  3. princeofwetlot
    • 3 years ago
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    what is 3 * 6.7?

  4. princeofwetlot
    • 3 years ago
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    (use a calculator)

  5. owusulovesyou
    • 3 years ago
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    3 * 6.7 is 20.1

  6. princeofwetlot
    • 3 years ago
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    now divide it by 2.5

  7. owusulovesyou
    • 3 years ago
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    oooooooooooh so its 8ft right?

  8. princeofwetlot
    • 3 years ago
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    yep

  9. owusulovesyou
    • 3 years ago
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    thankyou!

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