# An object is 5.4 feet tall and casts a shadow that is 16.2 feet long. How long in feet would the shadow be for an object which is 16.5 feet tall?

You must simply create an equation to solve this math problem.

An object is 5.4 feet tall and casts a shadow that is 16.2 feet long. How long in feet would the shadow be for an object which is 16.5 feet tall?So if the object is 5.4 this = 16.2

5.4 = 16.2

and

16.5 = x

Now in order for:

5.4 = 16.2

To be true, you can find out what must be done to 5.4 to = 16.2 through division:

16.2/5.4 = 3

so the same thing must be done to 16.5 in order to find out what x is

So, 16.5 * 3 = 49.5

So x = 49.5, which is the correct length for the second shadow!