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Posted by **Jacki** on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:13pm.

- Please help math -
**Steve**, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:26amNote that the problem is carelessly worded. Jeri could be standing

**anywhere**in the pole's shadow.

Now, The ratio of height to shadow length is the same for each object:

Assuming that the tips of the shadows coincide,

5.5/12 = x/55

where x is the pole's height.

She is standing x-12 feet from the pole.

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