Posted by **DEEK** on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:32pm.

a tree is standing upright.i want to cut it down at the base.how would i find out how tall it is. so that i could fall it without hitting any buildings.ie if it is 80 feet tall it should fall 80 feet?

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**Steve**, Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 4:10am
Wait for a sunny day, not too near noon.

Stand next to it.

Measure your shadow, and the tree's shadow.

The tree's height will be in the same ratio as to your shadow.

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**raul**, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:47pm
Shalonda notices that when she stands next to the flagpole, she casts a shadow that is 8 feet long and that the flagpole casts a shadow that is 28 feet long. Little Shalonda is 4 feet tall. How tall, to the nearest foot, is the flagpole?

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