# SOLUTION: A 3.5 ft child cast a 60 in. shadow. She is standing next to a telehone pole that casts a 50 ft. shadow. How tall is the telephone pole?

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 Question 605566: A 3.5 ft child cast a 60 in. shadow. She is standing next to a telehone pole that casts a 50 ft. shadow. How tall is the telephone pole?Answer by solver91311(16868)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! 60 inches is 5 feet. So the ratio of the measures of the two shadows is 1 to 10. That means the ratio of the two heights must also be 1 to 10. John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it