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A 6.5 ft tall car standing next to an adult elephant casts a 33.2 ft shadow. If the adult elephant cast a 33.2 ft shadow that is 51.5 ft long then how tall is it.

Would it be 6.5/33.2 = 51.5/x?

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NO. it should be
6.5ft = x 334.75 ft=33.2x 33.2ft 51.5ft 10.08ft=x

x=10 (aprox)

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IT IS OBVIOUSLY 10

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