A fence post in Tina's garden is 4 feet tall. When she measured the fence post's shadow, she found that it was 12 feet long. A tree in Tina's yard had a shadow of 72 feet. How tall is the tree?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM
Let the tree be x feet tall.
Ratio of fence post to its shadow =
Ratio of tree to its shadow =
Thus, the tree is 24 feet tall.
Answered by | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM
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