Pillar's ShadowMath brain teasers require computations to solve.
A pillar 6 feet tall casts a shadow 2 feet long on the ground. If the pillar was 24 feet tall, how many feet in length would the shadow be?
AnswerThe lengths of the shadows are to one another as the heights of the pillars. Thus,
Length of the shadow for a pillar 24 feet tall
= (24 / 6) x 2 = 8 feet.
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