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  • one year ago

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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  1. misty1212
    • one year ago
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  2. misty1212
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    you can use any ratio you like to solve for \(x\) perhaps the easiest is \[\frac{x}{50}=\frac{5}{6}\]

  3. sepeario
    • one year ago
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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.

  4. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    solve in one step \[x=\frac{50\times 5}{6}\]

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    42

  6. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    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

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    bruh explanation was on point

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