Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:08pm.
A 6 ft pole casts a shadow of 8ft long while a nearby flagpole casts a shadow of 56 ftlong. What is the height of the flagpole?

math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:09pm
Cross multiply and solve for x.
6/8 = x/56 
math  Anonymous, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:10pm
the ratio is 6/8 (height actual to shadow)
Flagpole height / 56 = 6/8
flagpole height / 56= 3/4
so, the flagpole height is 56*3 / 4 = 42 
math  Isa, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:57am
7x+4<1_2(4x+3).

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