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A building with a height of 40 ft casts a shadow that is 16ft long. A person standing next to the building casts a shadow that is 2ft long. How tall is the person?

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haylerzzzz

16ft long shadow of a building when the building true height is 40 ft 1 ft long shadow of a building when the building true height is 40/16 ft 2 ft long shadow of a person when the building true height is (40x2)/16 = 5ft (ans)

Sarahcisco

ratio: 40ft / 16ft = 2,5 soo.... x / 2ft = 2,5 answer: x = 5ft

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