The following question is designed to test problem-solving and reasoning skills with ratios and similar triangles. Without using Pythagoras Theorem or Trigonometry this question is supposed to be solvable. But how?
I'm trying to figure out if there is an error in this question. Can this be answered using ratio and scale factor only?
A string 50m long is pegged to the ground and tied to the top of a flag pole. It just touches the head of Maureen, who is 5 meters away from the point where the string is held to the ground. If Maureen is 1.5 meters tall, show that the height, h, of the flagpole is 14.37m