Posted by marko on .
MEASUREMENT:
A woman is 5 ft tall and her shadow is 4ft long
a nearby tree has a shadow 30 ft long. how tall is the tree?
my answer i got was; 37.5 ft is that right?
a man is standing near a totem pole. the man is 74 in tall. his shadow is 4ft long. the shadow of the totem pole is 6ft long. how tall is the totem pole?
can you help with this?

MATH WORD PROBLEM 
Steve,
A. correct
B. It's exactly analogous to the woman/tree problem. The shadow of the pole is 1.5 times as long as the man's shadow, so the pole is 1.5 times as tall as the man: 111 in. 
MATH WORD PROBLEM 
tyrice,
Standing by a pole, a boy 3 1/2 feet tall casts a 6foot shadow. The pole casts a 24foot shadow. How tall is the pole?

MATH WORD PROBLEM 
Laura,
At 3pm a tree has a shadow of 48 ft long, at the same time, a 6 ft tall person has a 15 ft shadow, how tall is the tree

MATH WORD PROBLEM 
Anonymous,
a triangle has 2 sides that measure 8 in. and the base measures 5 in. which set of lengths is similiar to this triangle? 16,16,8 or 10,10,6.25 or 9,9,6 or 4,4,2

MATH WORD PROBLEM 
blaine,
your mom