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The shadow of a 5-foot tall post is 10 feet long. At the same time a tree casts a shadow that is 24 feet long. What is the height of the tree?

A. 2 feet
B.14 feet
C. 12 feet
D. There is not enough information to solve the problem

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  1. the heights are in the same ratio as the shadows, so

    h/5 = 24/10
    h = 12

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