3.1 Proportion and Ratio
- mark vasicek
I am six feet tall. At a certain time, I cast a 2 foot shadow. At that same time, the flagpole casts a 10 foot shadow, shown in red on the drawing. 1. What is the height of the flagpole? Draw auxiliary lines to show this situation.
2. What is the scale factor from my height to the flagpole height? (Said another way, how many of me will it take to make the height of the flagpole?)