Mathematics
welshcheyanne
2016-04-30 05:58:57
a telephone pole casts a shadow that is 34 m long. find the height of the telephone pole if a statue that is 36cm tall casts a shadow 77cm long
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julioaks050
2016-04-30 12:16:45

This is the concept of proportionality, the length of the pole will be given by: [length of the post]/[length of the shadow]=[length of the statue]/[length of the shadow of statue] thus; suppose the length of the pole is x m thus; x/34=36/77 x=36/77*34 x=15.8 m the answer is 15.9 m

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