# Geometry

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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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