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The Washington Monument is 555 ft tall. If you were to draw the monument on paper with a scale 1 in.: 100 ft, how tall would the structure be in your drawing?

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asked 2020-11-07
The Washington Monument is 555 ft tall. If you were to draw the monument on paper with a scale 1 in.: 100 ft, how tall would the structure be in your drawing?

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2020-11-08
Let x be the height of the Washington Monument in your drawing. Using the given scale, we can write the proportion: \(\displaystyle\frac{{x}}{{555}}{f}{t}={1}\frac{\in}{{100}}{f}{t}.\)
\(\displaystyle{x}={1}\in\frac{.}{{100}}{f}{t}{\left({555}{f}{t}\right)}\)
x=5.55in
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