Intermediate Algebra

If a 9-foot tall adult elephant casts an 18-foot shadow, how long is the shadow of the 6-foot zookeeper? Use a proportion to set up and solve an equation. Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a foot if necessary.

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1. 9/18 = 6/x

9x = 108

x = 12

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