# A pole 24 feet high has a shadow eight feet long. A nearby pole is 72 feet tall. How long is it's shadow?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 28, 2018

length of shadow of pole will be

#### Explanation:

The light rays coming from the sun are almost parallel.

Thus, we get two similar right triangles formed by the heights of poles

Ratio of corresponding sides of two similar triangles is same

hence the length of shadow of pole of height