Posted by Betsy on .
A 40ft tall monument casts a shadow that just reaches the base of a 4ft tall parking meter. If the parking meter's shadow is 6.5ft long, how far apart are the monument and the meter?

Math 
Reiny,
you have similar triangles, so use simple ratios
x/40 = 6.5/4
x = 40(6.5)/4 = 65
they are 65 m apart.