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if a 6 foot vertical rod casts a shadow 15 feet long, how high is a flagpole that casts a shadow 60 feet long? i know this is multiplication, but i don't know how to set it up. 10 feet?

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    Use a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for x.

    6/15 = x/60

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    i got 24. thank u

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    Right.

    And you're welcome.

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    a women is 150 cm tall and she casts a shadow 3 m long. the shadow of a telephone pole is 30 m long. how tall is the telephone pole?

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