CCGPS AG 1.6.2 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?

 

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angle-angle  proportion  similar  similar-triangle  triangles 
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