Math
posted by Leila on .
You are ﬁ ve feet tall and cast a sevenfoot
eightinch shadow. At the same time, a basketball
hoop casts a 19foot shadow. How tall is the
basketball hoop? Assume the triangles
are similar.

Change it into to inches. So 5= 60
7 and 8" is= 92 and 19= 228.
60/92 = x/228. SOlve the proportion to get x is about = to 149. Divide by 12 and you get about 12 feet tall.