Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 7:25pm.
Starla is 5feet 9inches tall. To find the height of a tree,she measured her shadow and the tree's shadow. Her shadow was 8feet long when the trees shadow was 30 feet long. To the nearest foot,how tall is the tree?

Geometry  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 7:40pm
Let's set up a proportion and let x equal the height of the tree. Then cross multiply.
5.75/8 = x/30
8x = 172.5
x = 21.56 = 22 feet

Geometry  Anonymous, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 7:44pm
where did you get 5.75

Geometry  Ms. Sue, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 7:47pm
5 ft., 9 inches = 5 9/12 = 5.75 feet

Geometry  anonymous, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 3:41pm
a lamppost cast a shadpw that is 24 feet ong. tad who is 6 feet tall is standing directly next to the lampost. his shadow is 15 feet long. about how tall is the lamppost?

Geometry  Anonymous, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:32pm
9.6 feet

Geometry  quasiah, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:31pm
a person is standing 30ft from a flag pole can see the top of the pole at a 35 degree angle of eleation diagram

Geometry  Anonymous, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6:46am
A Flagpole casts a shadow 160 feet long.at the same time a boy standing nearby who is 5 feet tall casts a shadow 200feet long. Find the number of feet in the height of the flagpole
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