Can someone plz help me?
The triangles are proportional. There is the small triangle (5 ft, 6 ft, hypotenuse). There is the larger triangle that includes the small triangle (30 ft, height).
That means the side lengths are proportional.
Now, let's solve the proportion:
The height of the statue (
Since the smaller triangle and the larger triangle are similar, we can set up a proportion between them.
Sometimes it is easier to say it out loud in English first:
Now write down that proportion in math and solve for
That's the answer. Hope this helped!
assume the height of the statue is h and set a proportion:
(height of the man / length of his shadow) = (height of the statue/ length of its shadow)
then cross multiply