Monday

December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014

Posted by **Mike 50** on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:50pm.

- algebra/math -
**Reiny**, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:25am<<..The distance from the end point to the short tree is 3m >>

the distance of what? The shadow?

(That is the usual case in these kind of problems)

If it is the shadow, make a diagram showing the small tree and its shadow, and the larger tree and its shadow.

You will have two similar triangles, (the rays of the sun come in parallel to each other, resulting in equal angles)

Let the height of the tree be h m, set up a ratio, cross-multiply and solve for h

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Math Help - Mieko, who is 1.53 m tall, wishes to find the height of a tree. She...

geometrY - See the last picture at the bottom of this web page (for a pic of ...

math - At a point on the ground 80ft from the base of a tree,the distance to the...

math - A student notices that the shadows of a sign and a tree lie along the ...

geometrY - to estimate the height of a tree, Dave stands in the shadow of the ...

math - From 70 feet away from the base of a tree on level ground, the angle to ...

science - An object is dropped off of a 27 meter tall building. How long is it ...

Math - At a certain time of day, a tree that is Xft tall cast a shadow that is ...

geometry - a tree grew at a 3 degree slant from the vertical. at a point 60 feet...

trigonometry - A man 1.8 metre tall observes the angle of elevation of a tree to...