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HOW TALL

# HOW TALL

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12/10/2012

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How tall?\We will measure the height of the MS or HS building using proportions, similar polygonsand your shadow!

The M.S. Building and the sun create ashadow!You and the sun created a Shadow!The Shadow and building make the purpletriangle!The Shadow and you make another triangle!These Two Triangles are Similar!

We now have the above proportion!We can find A,B and Y….Then Solve the proportion to find X!We used the power of the Sun and your shadow to find the Height of the building!YOU’RE TASK:1)Using the knowledge above measurefind the height of the M.S. Buildingusing Shadows and Proportions:(Change the color of your writing)Building Shadow:2,297 cmYour Height:161 cmYour Shadow Height:165 cmTake a picture of your work and put it here!