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When Marcie stands 5 feet from a light post, her shadow is 6 feet long. Find the height of the light post if Marcie is 4 feet tall.

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  1. make a sketch and use the ratio of two similar triangles, assuming her height and the height of the pole are parallel lines

    h/11 = 4/6
    h = 44/6 = 22/3 feet

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