SAT Question of the Day May 28th 2013

Miguel is 180 centimeters tall. At 2:00 p.m. one day, his shadow is 60 centimeters long, and the shadow of a nearby fence post is t centimeters long. In terms of t, what is the height, in centimeters, of the fence post?

A.     t + 120

B.     t over 3

C.     3 times t

D.     3 times (square root t)

E.     (t over 3)^2

Miguel shadow is 1/3 of his height. If we are given the shadow length (t) the true height must be 3 times as big or 3t.

52% out of 235,000 got it right.

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