Posted by **Mack** on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:17am.

Ameter stick casts a shadow 1.4 m long at the same time a flagpole casts a shadow 7.7 m long. The triangle formed by the meterstick and its shadow is similar to the triangle formed by the flagpole and its shadow. How tall is the flagpole?

- Algebra -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:20am
1.4/1 = 7.7/x

1.4x = 7.7

x = 7.7/1.4

x = 5.5

- Algebra -
**broa**, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 9:56am
Sam is 4 feet tall and his shadow is 2.5 feet long. If the flagpole has a 30-foot shadow, how tall is the flagpole?

- Algebra -
**Julieann**, Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 9:08pm
X over 4 = 30 over 2.5

2.5x= 4•30

----- = 120 divided by 2.5

X = 48 feet

The flagpole is 48 feet tall.

- Algebra -
**Sara**, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:53pm
7.7 divided by 1.4 = 5.5m

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