posted by Wendy

Jacob stands 4.5 feet tall and casts a 2.7 foot shadow.
A. Using this relationship, determine how tall Jacob's house is if the house's shadow measures 19.2 feet. Assume the triangles are similar.
B. Explain the concept of indirect measurement and how it is used in this situation.

C. There is a large tree in Jacob's front yard that measures 39 feet. Write out the steps to find the length of the tree's shadow, assuming it is similar.

  1. Anonymous


Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    You are fi ve feet tall and cast a seven-foot eight-inch shadow. At the same time, a basketball hoop casts a 19-foot shadow. How tall is the basketball hoop?
  2. 8th grade math

    if a person is 6 feet tall and casts a 9 foot shadow, how tall would the shadow of a 100 foot tall tree be?
  3. math

    At a given time, the height of an object is directly proportional to the length of the shadow that is cast on the ground. A person 6 feet tall casts a shadow 1 foot long at noon. a) What is the length of the shadow cast by a flagpole …
  4. math

    A tree casts a shadow that is 20 feet long. A 5-foot-tall boy stands in the shadow so that the end of his shadow lines up with that of the tree. His shadow is 6 feet long. How tall is the tree
  5. Math

    Will is five feet tall. He casts a 3 feet shadow at the same time that a tree casts a 9 feet shadow. Use similar triangles to find the height of the tree.
  6. Math...I think...

    A building casts a shadow 54 feet long at the same time a 6 foot tall man casts a shadow 4 feet long. How tall is the tree?
  7. Math

    A tree in the park makes a shadow on the ground at the same time the basketball post makes a shadow on the ground, as shown. If the height of the basketball post is 10 feet tall, and casts a 30 foot shadow, and the tree casts a 60 …
  8. math

    George has been hired to paint the smith's house. He needs to be sure his ladder will reach the highest part of the house, so he decides to use the shadow method. The measuring stick is 3 ft., and tits shadow is 5 feet. The shadow …
  9. algebra 2

    Shalonda notices that when she stands next to the flagpole, she casts a shadow that is 8 feet long and that the flagpole casts a shadow that is 28 feet long. Little Shalonda is 4 feet tall. How tall, to the nearest foot, is the flagpole?
  10. math

    At the time that a 55 foot tall tree casts a shadow that is 32 feet long, a nearby woman is 5.5 feet tall. Which measure is the closest to the length of the shadow she will cast?

More Similar Questions