Posted by Chloe on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:30pm.
A woman wants to measure the height of a nearby tower. She places a pole in the shadow of the tower so that the shadow of the pole is exactly covered by the shadow of the tower. The distance between the pole and the tower is , and the pole casts a shadow that is long. How tall is the tower? Round your answer to the nearest foot.

Math  Damon, Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:33pm
pole/pole shadow = tower/tower shadow

Math  Anonymous, Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:35pm
Two triangles are similar. One has sides of 8m, 5m, and 6m. If the longest side of the second triangle is 5m, what are the lengths of the other two sides?
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