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
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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
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1. User Answers tramserran
Answer: [tex]\bold{68\ ft\ 9\ in}[/tex]
Stepbystep 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