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Posted by on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:30pm.

A 5'6" person is standing near a light post that is 18' above the ground. How long is the man's shadow when he is 5' from the base of the light post?

  • Math - , Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:35pm

    using similar triangles, if the length of the shadow is s,

    5.5/18 = s/(5+s)
    s = 2.2 ft

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