The sun causes a flagpole to cast a shadow that measures 85 ft. from the base of the pole. At the same time of the day, a 6.5 ft. tall basketball player casts a shadow that measures 9.75 ft.
Determine the height of the flagpole. Express your answer to the nearest tenth of a

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  1. Solve the proportion:
    height/85 = 6.5/9.75

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