Mathematics

Question

You need to find the width of the stream you cannot measure the width directly so you draw a diagram showing lengths that you can measure your diagram contains two similar triangles one in the stream and one on land use the diagram to find the width of the stream
You need to find the width of the stream you cannot measure the width directly so you draw a diagram showing lengths that you can measure your diagram contains

1 Answer

  • You can set up proportions to find the width of the stream.

    6/7.5=x/28

    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    168=7.5x

    Divide by 7.5

    x=22.4 ft

    The stream is 22.4 ft wide

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