A telephone pole casts a shadow that is 37m long what is the height of the telephone pole if a statue that is 33cm fall casts a shadow 83cm long

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2016-04-17 00:25:30

Well in order to answer this we need to write out the proportions. So the pole is X meters tall but casts a shadow 37 meters long while the statue is 33 cm tall and casts a shadow 83 cm long. So we now proportionate the two heights and the two shadows and we get frac{x}{33}= frac{37}{83}. Then we cross multiply and get 83x= 1221and then simplify by dividing 83 from both sides and get x ≈ 14.71m.

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