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You are standing feet away from a five-story building in Los Angeles, looking up at its rooftop. Your eyes are approximately five feet above the ground. In the distance you can see the billboard on top of your hotel, but the hotel building is completely obscured by the building in front of you. If your hotel is stories tall and the average story is feet high, how far away from your hotel are you? Homework Help ✎

Start by drawing a diagram.


Add measurements to the given diagram.

There are similar triangles in the diagram. Write and solve a proportion to determine the distance to the hotel.