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if you are 6 ft tall and cast a 90" shadow and are standing 70" from a lamp how tall is the lamp

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since 6' = 72 inches, if the lamp is x inches tall,

x/(70+90) = 72/90
x = 128

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can you further explain the part where you stated...

x/(70+90)=72/90

when I take 72/90 I get .8
I must be missing something here...

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draw a diagram. Two ratios are the same

so,
x/160 = .8
x = 128

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