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posted by Raquel

If a 6-foot man has a shadow of 9 feet, how long a shadow would a 20-foot pole have?

  1. Damon

    9 shadow/ 6 object * 20 object

    = (180/6) shadow

    = 30 shadow

  2. John

    Looking at the question as a proportion would give shadow/object = shadow/obj then put in your numbers...
    9feet/6feet = shadow/20
    then multiply both sides by 20 to obtain what Damon said : )

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