posted by Anonymous .
Jordan and Missy are stnading together in the schoolyard. Jordan, who is 6 feet tall, casts a shadow that is 54 inches long. At the same time, Missy casts a shadow that is 45 inches lobg. How tall is missing?
4 5ft 6in.
you have 2 similar triangles, so use ratios
6 feet/54 inches = h feet/45 inches
54h feetinches = 270 feetinches
h = 270/54
missy is 5 feet tall.
Karen is 5 feet tall and her shadow measures 7 feet. A flag pole next to her casts a shadow of 28 feet. How tall is the flagpole in feet?