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#1 BMAD

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

Micah, Erica, Tomas are standing outside, shoulder to shoulder.  Micah has a shadow that is 20ft in length, Tomas has a shadow that is 17ft in length, and Erica has a shadow that is 24ft in length.  Assuming that each person's shoulders makes a line segment then the sun is hitting the back of their head 45 degrees off their shoulders. 

 

If it is 5pm:

 

how tall is each person? 

how wide are their shoulders?

Who is closest to the sun?


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:18 AM

Spoiler for Clarification


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:31 AM

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