Posted by **jade** on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:13pm.

The reflection of the tree in the lake is 49 in long. If your shadow in the lake is 14 in long and you are 5 ft, how tall is the tree? Put your answer as inches.

- algebra -
**Steve**, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:22pm
h/49 = 5/14

h = 17.5 feet

multiply by 12 to get inches.

Kind of stupid, in my opinion, since your height was given in feet, the tree's height should also be expressed as feet.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Geometry - Starla is 5feet 9inches tall. To find the height of a tree,she ...
- geometrY - See the last picture at the bottom of this web page (for a pic of ...
- math - a christmas tree is 34 feet tall. it casts a shadow 24 feet long. toms ...
- geometrY - to estimate the height of a tree, Dave stands in the shadow of the ...
- math - A tree casts a shadow that is 20 feet long. A 5-foot-tall boy stands in ...
- math - A tree casts a shadow 10 ft long. A boy standing next to the tree casts a...
- MATH WORD PROBLEM - MEASUREMENT: A woman is 5 ft tall and her shadow is 4ft long...
- Math - Karen is 63 inches tall and casts a shadow that is 32 inches long. At the...
- Algebra - You go to a forest and measure the shadow of a tree as being 6 m ...
- math - You are 64 inches tall and your shadow is 72 inches long. A tree casts a ...

More Related Questions