A person who is 1.5 m tall casts a shadow of 8 m. The distance along the ground from the person (N) to the flagpole (G) is 32 m. Find the height of the flagpole (FG), showing the calculation that led to your answer.

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A person who is 1.5 m tall casts a shadow of 8 m. The distance along the ground from the person (N) to the flagpole (G) is 32 m. Find the height of the flagpole (FG), showing the calculation that led to your answer.

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Hi Welcome to Openstudy @LillianFaith011 :) First, let's visualize the problem by drawing a diagram, then apply similar triangles. |dw:1433170604441:dw|
alright :) it will be the same thing \(\sf \Large \frac{person's\ height}{shadow}=\frac{flagpole's\ height}{distance}\) \(\sf \Large \frac{1.5}{8}=\frac{flagpole's\ height}{32}\) cross multiply and solve for the flagpole's height

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Thank you so Much!!!!!!!!!
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Yes, I couldnt figure out what to do.. But once i got to cross multiply it was easy! THank you
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