11th Grade Geometry

A yardstick casts a shadow of 24 in. at the same time a telephone pole casts a shadow of 20 ft 8 in. What is the height of the telephone pole, to the nearest inch? (1 yd = 36 in., and 1 ft = 12 in.)

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  1. 36/24 = x/248

    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    24x = 8,928

    x = 372 inches

  2. 93 inches

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