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To solve this problem, one must apply the following result from Euclidean geometry: the ratios of
corresponding sides of similar triangles are equal. We know that the ratio of the stop sign’s height to the
length of its shadow is Thus the ratio of Morton Hall’s height to the length of its shadow is also
, so since Morton Hall’s
shadow is 24 ft (8 m) long, the building itself is 48 ft (16 m) tall. Note: equivalences of lengths between
U.S. customary units and S.I. units are APPROXI...
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