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A flagpole casts a shadow 16 feet long. Shanika is standing near the pole. Her shadow is 4 feet long. Shanika’s height is 5

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A flagpole casts a shadow 16 feet long.

Shanika is standing near the pole. Her

shadow is 4 feet long. Shanika’s height is 5

feet. How tall is the flagpole?

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2021-08-05T09:16:47+00:00
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Step-by-step explanation:Since Shanika is standing near the pole, we can safely assume that the triangle formed by Shanika and her shadow is a smaller version of the triangle formed by the pole and its shadow.

By similar triangles:

The height of the pole is 20ft.