Posted by **monique n** on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:08pm.

In the same location at the same time of day, two trees casts a shadow. The 60-ft tree casts a 12 ft shadow, and the other trees casts a 4 ft shadow. How tall is the other tree?

A. 20 ft

B. 18 ft

C. 52 ft

D. 76 ft

How do I solve this.. Im confused again...

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:10pm
Set up this proportion and cross multiply. Solve for x.

60/12 = x/4

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**monique n**, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:13pm
thank you for trying to help me. but im still confused. Im not very good at math. sorry

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:16pm
What you're saying in this proportion is:

60 is to 12 as an unknown is to 4.

60/12 = x/4

12x = 240

Divide both sides of the equation by 12 to find the value of x.

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**monique n**, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:20pm
ooooohhhhhhhh ok... thank you so much!!!!

is there any way u can help me with my other math problem?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:28pm
You're very welcome.

I'm sorry, but I don't remember how to do your other math problem. I'm basically a social studies and English teacher.

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**monique n**, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:34pm
oh ok. thank you any ways! i appreciate it.

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