jkev1
her eye height is 5 feet and she is standing 6 feet from the mirror if the mirror is 25 feet from the flagpole how tall is the flagpole? please help!



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freckles
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Hey! Can you draw this? Or is that the problem?

jkev1
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it's a problem :(

jkev1
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I can give you the multiple choices.

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Thing is, it doesn't give you the mirror's height...unless it's the girl's height?

jkev1
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she stand so she can the tap of the flagpole in the mirror

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If it is the girl's height, then:dw:1340754207681:dw
\[\frac{6}{19} = \frac{5}{x}\]

jkev1
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I got 15.833

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Is that a choice?

jkev1
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a.21 feet
b.30 feet.
c.24 feet
d.32 feet

freckles
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I was thinking this picture
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Since 6+19=25

freckles
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Now you have similar triangles

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\[\frac{5}{6} = \frac{x}{25}\]

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Yeah. THanks for fixing my mistake @freckles

jkev1
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the answer is 21, thanks!

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np :)