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How high is a treethat cast a 26-ft shadow at the same time a 4-ft pole cast a shadow which is 7-ft long? The hieght of the tree is____ ft. I believe that this answer is 23-ft tall is that correct?

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    no,
    you have 2 similar triangles so just set up a simple ratio
    h/26 = 4/7
    h = (4/7)(26) = 14.857 or appr 15 ft

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    thank you, Reiny

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