Task of the Week: Height of the Statue
At the beginning of the month, Iwan Gurjanow presented the MathCityMap project in Sweden at the PME conference. Of course, around the location, different tasks were created as our current Task of the Week.
Task: Height of the Statue (Task Number: 4303)
How high is this statue? Give the result in meters.
The task can be solved via different approaches. On the one hand, it is possible to estimate how often a person with a known height fits into the heigth of the statue.
A more elaborated approach is the application of the intercept theorem, which is shown in the hint picutre. One can use the folding ruler as object of reference.