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a flagpole casts a shadow 3 meters long . a woman near the pole cast shadow 0.75 meters long. the woman is 1.5 meters tall. how tall is the flag pole?

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    p/3 = 1.5/.75
    p = 6

    or, by inspection, the woman is twice as tall as her shadow. So is the pole.

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    hi
    assuming the flag post and the lady cast shadow proportionately
    then,

    p<height pole>/3<shadow of pole>=<height of woman>1.5/<shadow of woman>0.75

    rewritten
    p/3=1.5/.75
    p=1.5*3/.75
    p=4.5/.75
    {p=3}

    hope this helps

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