Geometry 2

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In the same location at the same time of day, two trees casts a shadow. The 60-ft tree casts a 12 ft shadow, and the other trees casts a 4 ft shadow. How tall is the other tree?

A. 20 ft
B. 18 ft
C. 52 ft
D. 76 ft

How do I solve this.. Im confused again...

  • Geometry 2 -

    Set up this proportion and cross multiply. Solve for x.

    60/12 = x/4

  • Geometry 2 -

    thank you for trying to help me. but im still confused. Im not very good at math. sorry

  • Geometry 2 -

    What you're saying in this proportion is:
    60 is to 12 as an unknown is to 4.

    60/12 = x/4

    12x = 240

    Divide both sides of the equation by 12 to find the value of x.

  • Geometry 2 -

    ooooohhhhhhhh ok... thank you so much!!!!
    is there any way u can help me with my other math problem?

  • Geometry 2 -

    You're very welcome.

    I'm sorry, but I don't remember how to do your other math problem. I'm basically a social studies and English teacher.

  • Geometry 2 -

    oh ok. thank you any ways! i appreciate it.

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