math

Evan is 1.8 metres tall. He walks between two lampposts that are 5 metres apart and notices his shadow from one of the lampposts just touches the base of the other. He also notices that the ratio of his height to the height of the lamppost is 2 to 5. How far is he from each lamppost?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 115

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. mathematics

    The angle of elevation of the top of a radio mast from a point 53 metres from its base on level ground is 61 degrees.What is the height of the mast to the nearest 5 metres

    asked by Nkechi on May 11, 2016
  2. Physic

    A plane progressive wave is represented by the equation: y= 0.1sin(200pi(t)-20pi/15(x)) where y is the displacement in metres, t is in seconds and x is the distance from a fixed origin O in metres. Find (i) the frequency of the

    asked by Johm on August 26, 2013
  3. interoduction of aeronautical engineering

    Others say that the balloon was 23 metres high and 14 metres wide. Calculate the temperature of the air in the balloon (in degrees Celsius) for this situation as well. (Assume the balloon to be spherical, and then elongated by a

    asked by Shivam on July 14, 2015
  4. math

    a farmer has 120 m of fencing to make two identical rectangular enclosures using an existing wall as one side of each enclosure. The dimensions of each closure are x metres and y metres as shown. Obtain and expression in terms of

    asked by mecake2 on December 3, 2014
  5. Math

    Lee walks along the edges of a rectangular pool from point A to B to C to D, a distance of 38 metres. Marina walks along the edges of the same pool from B to C to D to A, a distance of 31 metres. What is the perimeter of the pool,

    asked by Al on October 24, 2017
  1. Math2(Reiny Please Help)

    The safe stopping distance, d, in metres, of a Harold Dobson motorcycle on wet pavement is given by the function d(s)= 0.02(3s^2 + 20s), where s is the speed of the motorcycle in metres per second. Find the speed at which the safe

    asked by Heaven on May 17, 2016
  2. Math

    James often helps his grandfather weed the garden. The rectangular garden has a perimeter of 68 metres. The length is 26 metres longer than the breadth. What is the area of the garden?

    asked by Ayden on August 21, 2019
  3. maths

    the rectangular garden of 6 metres by 4 metres is surrounded by a path of uniform width. if the area path is 56m squad, what is its width

    asked by princess on February 14, 2017
  4. m

    Water is being withdrawn from a conical reservoir, 3 metres radius and 10 metres deep at 4 cubic metres per minute. a) How fast is the surface of the water falling when the depth of water is 6 metres? b) How fast is the radius of

    asked by My4ws6 on October 15, 2016
  5. Maths

    James decided to paint his bedroom. His bedroom walls are 5 metres long and 3 metres high. If 6 litres of paint can cover 10 square metres of the wall, how much paint should James buy to paint all the walls of his bedroom. If

    asked by Ana on July 27, 2016
  6. maths

    A truck carrying 1000 apples loses an apple each 10 metres it travels. How many apples will be left after it travels 600 metres?

    asked by Anonymous on February 29, 2016

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.