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Maria is standing next to a tree. The tree cast a shadow that is 5.4 ft long. Maria's shadow is 2.25 ft long. The angle formed from the sun hitting the tree and Maria are the same. Maria is 5 ft tall. How tall is the tree? Enter your answer in the box.

Ashlay  Jun 9, 2017
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We can solve this with a proportion

 

Maria's Height / Length of Her Shadow  = Tree Height / Height of Tree Shadow

 

5 / 2.25  =  Tree Height / 5.4   multiply both sides by 5.4

 

(5.4) 5  / 2.25  = Tree Height  =   12 ft

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Jun 10, 2017

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