Have you ever wondered how tall a building or large tree was, but couldn't reach up high enough to measure it? In this investigation, you'll use proportions to find the height of a large object of your choice.
Let $H_y$Hy be your height, $S_y$Sy be the length of your shadow, $H_o$Ho be the height of the object and $S_o$So be the length of the object's shadow.
If you desire, you can first test this out with objects you know the height of.
1. What if you did the same thing with another person who is a different height than you are, and did it at a different time of day? Would your results still be the same?
2. Did you do any rounding with your measurements? How do you think this affected the precision and accuracy of your answer?
Solve problems involving ratios, rates, and directly proportional relationships in various contexts (e.g., currency conversions, scale drawings, measurement), using a variety of methods (e.g., using algebraic 15 20 x 4 reasoning, equivalent ratios, a constant of proportionality; using dynamic geometry software to construct and measure scale drawings)