Use similar triangle to solve. A person who is 6 feet tall standing 140 feet from the base of a tree and the tree casts a 150 foot shadow. The person's shadow is 10 feet in length. What is the height of the tree?
A person is standing 100 feet from a tall cliff. She throws a rock 80 feet per second at an angle of 45 degrees. Neglecting air resistance and assuming the person is 6 feet tall, does the rock strike the cliff? If so, how far up
Pete is standing 2 feet away from a mirror on the ground. Pete is 5 feet tall and can just see the top of the tree in the mirror from where he is standing. The two triangles formed in the picture above are similar. If the mirror
A man standing 9 feet from the base of a lamppost casts a shadow 6 feet long. If the man is 6 feet tall and walks away from the lamppost at a speed of 30 feet per minute, at what rate, in feet per minute, will his shadow lengthen?
1. To find the height of a pole, a surveyor moves 120 feet away from the base of the pole and then, with a transit 8 feet tall, measure the angle of elevation to the top of the pole to be 36*. to the nearest foot, what is the