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1-201.

Shehazana, who is five and a half feet tall, is walking toward a $20$-foot streetlight. Solve for the length of her shadow, $x$, in terms of the distance, $d$, she is from the pole. Visualize this situation using the .

Do you see the similar right triangles in this diagram? Recall that similar triangles have proportional sides. Set up a proportion and solve for $x$.

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