Hanging of Mato at half distance

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Could someone help me?I think at 28 meters the ground to the center of mato is 27cm and has the diameter of 36 cm.
I would like to know how high from the ground to center should I hang a mato at half distance (14 meters)? how about 7 meters?
Is the target's diameter smaller as well at 14 meters? At 7 meters?

thank you!
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