Mathematics

Question

A flag post cast a shadow that is 50 feet long at the same time a women cast standing nearby who is five feet six inches tall (5,5 ft) cast a shadow that is 4 feet long how tall is the flagpole

1 Answer

  • Answer: [tex]\bold{68\ ft\ 9\ in}[/tex]

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Set up the proportion, then solve for the variable.

    [tex]\dfrac{flagpole\ height}{woman\ height}=\dfrac{flagpole\ shadow}{woman\ shadow}[/tex]

    [tex]\dfrac{x}{5.5}=\dfrac{50}{4}[/tex]

    [tex]x=\dfrac{(5.5)50}{4}[/tex]

    x = 68.75


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