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26 August, 15:24

Miguel is 5 feet 10 inches tall. On a sunny day he casts a shadow 4 feet 2 inches long. At the same time, a nearby electric tower casts a shadow 8 feet 9 inches long. How tall is the tower?

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  1. 26 August, 15:59
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    What is the rest of the question is that it?
  2. 26 August, 16:24
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    Height of man / shadow of man = height of tower/shadow of tower.

    notice I set up "like things" in the same pattern

    (5 10/12) / (4 2/12) = height of tower / (8 9/12)

    (35/6) / (25/6) = tower / (35/4)

    tower = (35/4) (35/6) / (25/6)

    = 49/4 inches or 12 ft 3 inches
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