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A woman is standing 48 ft away from a tree. The woman casts a shadow of 12 feet and the tree is 27 ft tall. How tall is the woman?

  • Geometry - ,

    use simple ratios after making a sketch
    you will have 2 similar triangles

    h/12 = 27/48
    h = 12(27/48) = 6.75 ft tall , Wow!

    I assumed she was standing at the end of the tree's shadow.

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