word problem in Algebra

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in the late afternoon a 3.5-ft child casts a 60-in. shadow. she is next to a telephone pole that cast a 50-ft shadow. how tall is the telephone pole?

Oct 23rd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

conversion gives

3.5 ft =42 in

thus; a 42 inch child casts a 60 inch shadow

converting; 50 feet = 600 inches

if 42 inch =60 inch

       ?        = 600 inch

600*42/60

420 inches

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Oct 23rd, 2015

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