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The tow truck was towing a car, the car is 10 ft long and cast a shadow 23 ft long if the tow truck is 17 ft long how long is the shadow of the tow truck

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the lengths and shadows are in the same ratio. So,

10/17 = 23/x
x = 39.1 ft

or, the ratio of length:shadow is the same for both vehicles:

10/23 = 17/x
x = 39.1 ft

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