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Posted by on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 8:53pm.

A tree casts a shadow that measures 5 m. At the same time, a meter stick casts a shadow that is 0.4 m long. How tall is the tree?

  • math - , Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 8:56pm

    Set up a proportion and cross multiply. Let x = height of tree.

    x / 5 = 1 / 0.4
    0.4x = 5
    x = ?

  • math - , Monday, May 5, 2014 at 4:32pm

    12.5

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