Jessy Dear Math Central: Here is the problem we need help with: A man who is six feet tall is walking away from a street light that is fifteen feet tall. How long is the man's shadow when he is ten feet away from the light? Thank you for you consideration. I look forward to your reply. Sincerely, Jessy Hi Jessy,Let S be the length of the shadow. Draw a diagram and label the distances that you know. Use similar triangles to find S. Cheers,Penny
