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kory is standing near a building that has a shadow that is 14 feet long. Kris is 5.5 feet tall, and the length of her shadow is 3.5 feet. set up and solve a proportion to determine the height of the building.

  1. Ms. Sue

    5.5/3.5 = x/14

    Cross multiply and solve for x.

  2. Jack

    Thank You!

  3. Ms. Sue

    You're welcome.

  4. Jack

    What would the height of the building be.

  5. Ms. Sue

    What did you get?

  6. Jack

    I got 23 ft.

  7. Ms. Sue

    I got 22 feet.

  8. Jack


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