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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?

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  1. 26 December, 01:49
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    36 ft. tall

    Step-by-step explanation:

    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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