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Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:50pm.

I don't get how the answer is square root 180, Ryan?

- Geometry -
**Steve**, Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:28amActually, it's sqrt(180) from the top of the pole to the tip of the shadow.

Using similar triangles, if the shadow is x feet long,

12/(3+x) = 6/x

12x = 18 + 6x

6x = 18

x = 3

so, the shadow is 3 feet long.

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