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A $1.5$ m tall person is standing at a distance of $3$ m from a lamp post. The light from the lamp at the top of the post casts her shadow. The length of the shadow is twice her height. What is the height of the lamp post in meters?

  1. $1.5$
  2. $3$
  3. $4.5$
  4. $6$
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As we know when light is falling top of an object it casts the shadow at behind of the object

Here, we can see in △ABE and △CDE

           ∠B = ∠D   &   ∠E = ∠E

∴ By proportionality theorem,

     $\dfrac{AB}{CD} = \dfrac{BE}{DE}$

Here,   AB =  ?

           CD = 1.5 m

           BD = 3 m

           DE = 3 m

∴  $\dfrac{AB}{1.5} = \dfrac{3 + 3}{3}$

    AB = $ \dfrac{6}{3} * 1.5$

    AB = 3 m

∴ Height of the Lamp post is 3 m option  B)

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