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posted by Alex .
At a certain time of day, a tree that is Xft tall cast a shadow that is X35 meters long if the distance from the top of the tree to the end of the shadow is X+5 meters, what is the height, X, of the tree?

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bobpursley
It is an odd problem, but you assuming the tree is vertical to the surface...
x^2+(x+5)^2=(x35)^2 from the right triangle. Solve for x.
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