Chapter 5.2, Problem 29E

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*In Exercises 29 to 32, use the fact that triangles are similar.*

A person who is while walking away from a

To determine

**To calculate:**

The Person’s height when he is at a distance of

Explanation

**Given:**

A person while walking away from a

**Definition Used:**

Similarity between Two polygons:

Two polygons are similar if and only if when all pairs of corresponding angles are congruent and all pairs of corresponding sides are proportional.

**Calculation:**

Here,

According to the definition of segment-addition postulate,

It is given that the shadow of the person is

The distance of the lamppost and person is

So,

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