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A building casts a 50-foot shadow. Alex is 5 feet tall and casts a 6-foot shadow. Approximately how tall is the building?
A. 60 ft
B. 24 ft
C. 50 ft
D. 42 ft
i know its not A or C

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you can use any ratio you like to solve for \(x\)
perhaps the easiest is \[\frac{x}{50}=\frac{5}{6}\]

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What she's trying to say above is that the two figures are similar and that you can compare them using your knowledge of similar triangles.

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solve in one step \[x=\frac{50\times 5}{6}\]

- anonymous

42

- misty1212

lol yeah, that is what i was "trying to say" but since english is my third language (just got off the boat two days ago) it might not have been clear

- anonymous

bruh explanation was on point

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