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Jordan and Missy are standing together in the schoolyard. Jordan, who is 6 feet tall, casts a shadow that is 54inches long. At the same time, Missy casts a shadow that is 45 inches long. How tall is Missy?

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  1. The ratio of height to shadow length is the same for each. If x is Missy's height,
    x/45 = 6/54
    x = (45/54) x 6 feet = 45/9 = 5 feet

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