Chapter 6, Section 3: Similar Figures and Scale Drawings Warm Up: Solve each Proportion, Round to the Nearest Tenth Where Necessary. You may use your calculators. f = 14 p = 133.3 z = 6.7 g = 3.6 2 3 = f 21 3 8 = 50 p 9 4 = 15 z 16 3 = 19 g
A tree casts a shadow of 10 feet long. A 5 foot woman casts a shadow of 4 feet. The triangle shown for the woman and her shadow is similar to the triangle shown for the tree and its shadow. How tall is the tree?
The tree is 12.5 feet tall.
REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR RATIOS INLINE!!! THIS compared to THAT. THIS AND THAT have to be in the same ORDER every TIME .
A building is 70 feet high and casts a 150 foot shadow. A nearby flagpole casts a 60 foot shadow. Draw a picture/diagram of the building, the building’s shadow, the flagpole, and it’s shadow. Use the triangles created to find the height of the flagpole.