# algebra

posted by Darius

A flag pole casts a shadow of 27 feet , while a boy 5 feet tall casts a shadow of 3 feet find the height of the flag pole

1. Reiny

You will have similar triangles, so set up a ratio equation
let h be the height of the pole

x/27 = 5/3

solve for x . I got 45

2. Eboni

A flagpole casts a shadow of 20 ft, Nearby, a 10-ft tree casts a shadow of 8 ft. What is the height of the flag pole?

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