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A woman 5-feet tall casts an 8-foot shadow. At the same time of day, the shadow of a tree nearby is 120 feet long. In feet, how tall is the tree?

 Jul 10, 2020
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5 ft is to 8 ft shadow   as     x   is to 120 ft shadow

5/8 = x/120   solve for 'x' the tree height  by multiplying both sides of the equation by 120

 Jul 10, 2020
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Thank you! So would the answer be 75?

MathWizPro  Jul 10, 2020
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yes, it would..........cheeky

ElectricPavlov  Jul 10, 2020

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