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**a utility worker is 5.5 feet tall and is casting a shadow 4 feet long .**

at the same time a nearby utility pole casts a shadow 20 feet long.

write and solve a proportion.

to find the height of the utility pole

**Answer**

[tex]x-height\ o\ the\ utility\ pole\\\\5.5\ \ \ -\ \ \ 4\\x\ \ \ \ \ \ -\ \ 20\\\\4x=110\ \ \ \ \ |:4\\x=27.5\\\\Utility\ pole\ is\ 27.5\ feet\ tall.

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