A street light is mounted at the top of a 15ft tall pole. A man 6 ft tall walks away from the pole with a speed of 5ft/s along a straight path. How fast is the tip of this shadow moving when he is 40 ft from the pole


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altho there is a triangle in this problem it looks also looks like a ratio problem
thus the equation

\frac{15}{6} = \frac{x+y}{y} or 2x=3y

however didn't know how to set this up as a related rate solution
thanks for help

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