One of the pupils I tutor brought her recent exam paper to the lesson and I am confused about one question. It should a picture of a man standing under a large telegraph pole. Q1 What is average height of a man (metres)? Q2 What is the height of the telegraph pole? I can understand that they want the idea of proportion to work out the height of the pole ... but what is the average height of a man and how was she suppsed to know. (Her response... well my brother is 6ft...I know it needs to be metres..about 1.80m) What did I miss?