a building with a height of 14m casts a shadow that is 16m long while a taller building casts a 24m long shadow. What is the height of a taller building
Height of a building is propotional to the lenght of a shadow.
That means that if the height of a taller building is x, then :
14 / 16 = x / 24.
Multiply both sides of equation on 24:
14*24/16 = x*24/24 = x
From here we use that 14 = 2*7, 24 = 3*8 and 16 = 2*8 :
x = 2*7*3*8 / 2*8 = 7*3 = 21.
Your answer : Height = 21 m
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