Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 7 - Similarity - Chapter Test - Page 483: 9


The telephone pole is $6$ meters tall.

Work Step by Step

We can set up a proportion that compares a meter stick and its shadow with a telephone pole and its shadow: $\frac{1}{1.5} = \frac{x}{9}$ Use the cross products property to eliminate the fractions: $1.5x = 9$ Divide each side by $1.5$ to solve for $x$: $x = 6$ m The telephone pole is $6$ meters tall.
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