Posted by **Darius** on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:18am.

A flag pole casts a shadow of 27 feet , while a boy 5 feet tall casts a shadow of 3 feet find the height of the flag pole

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**Reiny**, Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:27pm
You will have similar triangles, so set up a ratio equation

let h be the height of the pole

x/27 = 5/3

solve for x . I got 45

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**Eboni**, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:19pm
A flagpole casts a shadow of 20 ft, Nearby, a 10-ft tree casts a shadow of 8 ft. What is the height of the flag pole?

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