# SOLUTION: a 5 foot tall person lines up the top of a 35 feet tall flag pole with the top of a building. If he is 75 feet from the flag pole and the flagpole is 150 feet from the building, ho

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 257378: a 5 foot tall person lines up the top of a 35 feet tall flag pole with the top of a building. If he is 75 feet from the flag pole and the flagpole is 150 feet from the building, how tall is the building?Answer by drk(1908)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Draw a large triangle with 2 vertical lines inside the triangle. Make one line 5 and the other 35. Make the height of the triangle h. Make the horizontal distance from 5 to vertex, x. Make the distance from 5 ft to 35 ft. 75. Make the distance from 75 ft. to H, 150 ft. -- we need proportions to solve this: cross multiply to get solve for x as -- Now, cross multiply to get solving for H, we get