anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi Welcome to Openstudy @LillianFaith011 :) First, let's visualize the problem by drawing a diagram, then apply similar triangles. |dw:1433170604441:dw|
anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
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Thank you so Much!!!!!!!!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
did you get the answer already? ^_^
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  • anonymous
and no problem, if you have more questions, just make another post and other users can also help you :) goodluck with studies
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, I couldnt figure out what to do.. But once i got to cross multiply it was easy! THank you
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:)

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