# Thales

Thales is 1 m from the hole. The eyes are 150 cm above the ground and look into the hole with a diameter of 120 cm as shown. Calculate the depth of the hole.

Result

h2 =  1.8 m

#### Solution:

$h_{ 1 } = 150 \ cm = 150 / 100 \ m = 1.5 \ m \ \\ x_{ 1 } = 1 \ m \ \\ x_{ 2 } = 1.2 \ m \ \\ h_{ 1 }:x_{ 1 } = h_{ 2 }:x_{ 2 } \ \\ \ \\ h_{ 2 } = h_{ 1 } \cdot \ \dfrac{ x_{ 2 } }{ x_{ 1 } } = 1.5 \cdot \ \dfrac{ 1.2 }{ 1 } = \dfrac{ 9 }{ 5 } = 1.8 = 1.8 \ \text{ m }$

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