## anonymous 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

1. misty1212

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2. misty1212

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

3. sepeario

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

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

5. anonymous

42

6. 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

7. anonymous

bruh explanation was on point