posted by Leila .
You are ﬁ ve feet tall and cast a seven-foot
eight-inch shadow. At the same time, a basketball
hoop casts a 19-foot shadow. How tall is the
basketball hoop? Assume the triangles
Change it into to inches. So 5= 60
7 and 8" is= 92 and 19= 228.
60/92 = x/228. SOlve the proportion to get x is about = to 149. Divide by 12 and you get about 12 feet tall.