posted by Tom .
A child’s kite is on top of a straight pine tree. A ladder is placed against the tree and touches the kite. The ladder forms a 45-degree angle with the flat ground. The base of the tree is 9 feet away from the base of the ladder. With only this information, how can you determine the height of the tree?
This problem involves a right isosles triangle.
Legs of an isosles triangle have the same measure.