Posted by **Stumped Student** on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 11:39pm.

At 3:00 PM a man 144 cm tall casts a shadow 146 cm long. At the same time, a tall building nearby casts a shadow 171 m long. How tall is the building?

Give your answer in meters. (You may need the fact that 100 cm = 1 m.)

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 4:16am
Cant you use a ratio here?

h1/s1=h2/s2 solve for h2

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**good**, Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:15am
173.375 meters

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**good**, Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:40am
118.75

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**Anonymous**, Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:50am
a rectangular lot is bounded at the back by a river . No fence is needed along the river and three is to be a 24-ft. opening in front. if the fence along the front costs $1.50 per ft.,along the sides $1 per ft. find the dimensions of the largest lot which can be thus fenced in for $300

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**Alexandra**, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:18am
146/144=1.01388888889

171/1.01388888889=168.657534246

ans-168.657534246

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