Emma has been planting young trees in her garden. The maple tree that is 35 inches tall is growing 3 inches per month, whereas the oak tree that is 40 inches tall is growing 2 inches per month. In a few months, the two trees will be the same height. What will that height be? How long will that take?

Guest Feb 5, 2022

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Let x be the number of months.

35 + 3x = 40 + 2x

3x = 5 + 2x

x = 5

It will take **5 **months for the trees to be the same height, which is 35 + 3(5) = **50** inches tall.

CubeyThePenguin Feb 5, 2022