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A hotel in Las Vegas is famous for its large-scale model of the Eiffel Tower. The model, built to scale, is meters tall and meters wide at its base. If the real tower is meters tall, how wide is the base of the real Eiffel Tower?  

Sketch the situation.

The original tower has a height of 324 meters. The Model has a height of 128 meters and a base of 41 meters.

Use a proportional equation to find the height of the real tower. Set to the base of the original tower.