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matthewwhitehead's avatar

Hi can anyone explain how to calculate a shadows length in simple terms?

Asked by matthewwhitehead (1points) May 30th, 2008

i have viewed numerous formulas but can get my head around it.

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Wilhelm's avatar

Stand still while using a measuring tape?

gailcalled's avatar

Shadow will change length as the sun moves thru the sky. Try something concrete; like the height of a flagpole. Then use that useful learned in school. (HInt: corner of shadow and bottom of pole make a right angle.)

cheebdragon's avatar

am i tripping out or was this same question asked not too long ago…?

robmandu's avatar

@cheeb, no, you’re not. And yes, it was.

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