# SOLUTION: Betty observed that the lamp post in front of her house casts a shadow of length 8 feet when the angle of inclination of the sun is 60 degrees. How tall is the lamp post? (In a 3

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 84600: Betty observed that the lamp post in front of her house casts a shadow of length 8 feet when the angle of inclination of the sun is 60 degrees. How tall is the lamp post? (In a 30-60-90 right triangle, the side opposite 30 is one-half the length of the hypotenuse.)Answer by Flake(45)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!---1st hint is that use a 30-60-90 triangle. Draw and 30-60-90 triangle length of Shadow is 8 feet when the angle of inclination of the sun is 60. This means base of your triangle is 8 and 60 degree is on bottom and 30 degree is on top. ---2nd hint is the side opposite 30 degrees is one-half the length of the hypotenuse. Hypotenuse = C So C/2 = 8 ---Now solve with