CCSS IP Math II 5.3.2 Example 4
Suppose a person 5 feet 10 inches tall casts a shadow that is 3 feet 6 inches long. At the same time of day, a flagpole casts a shadow that is 12 feet long. To the nearest foot, how tall is the flagpole?
- Identify the known information.
- Determine if the triangles are similar.
- Find the height of the flagpole.