26 December, 00:51
On a sunny day around noon, a tree casts a shadow that is 12 feet long. At the same time, a person who is 6 feet tall standing beside the tree casts a shadow that is 2 feet long. How tall is the tree?
26 December, 01:49
36 ft. tall
We can easily solve this problem with a simple proportion:
12 feet / height = 2 feet / 6 feet
6 * 12 = 2h
72 = 2h
h = 36 ft.
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