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Matt who stands at 68 inches tall casts an 8 foot shadow at the same time a pear tree casts a 21 foot shadow. How tall is the tree?

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1. since the height:shadow ratio is the same for both,

h/21 = 68/96

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2. a building 16 m tall cost a shadow of 64 m .find the height a building which cost shadow of 16 m the same time

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3. 12

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