This page shows how solve Shadow Problems, which always really involve two similar triangles. If you are not clear about proportions, review the Direct Proportions page in the Algebra section of this website.


Click on the Example sheet, the Exercise sheet and the Answers sheet in order to view and print them.

Watch the video as many times as you wish.

Use the Example sheet as a model to help you complete the Exercise sheet.

Use the Answers sheet to correct your work.

Video #1: Basic Shadow Problems:

Video #2: Shadow Problems that require an algebraic expression within the proportion: