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A 6 ft pole casts a shadow of 8ft long while a nearby flagpole casts a shadow of 56 ftlong. What is the height of the flagpole?

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    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    6/8 = x/56

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    the ratio is 6/8 (height actual to shadow)

    Flagpole height / 56 = 6/8

    flagpole height / 56= 3/4

    so, the flagpole height is 56*3 / 4 = 42

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