Question 204098: The length of the shadow was found to be 72 feet. The shasow of a 3-ft picket fence in line with the flagpole was 4 feet. What is the height of the flagpole? Answer by Earlsdon(6287) (Show Source):
You can put this solution on YOUR website! Using the concept of similar triangles in which corresponding sides are proportional, you can write the proportion:
where h = the height of the flagpole. Multiply both sides by 72.