# math

To determine the height of a pine tree, you measure the shadow cast by the tree and find it to be 20 feet long. Then you measure the shadow cast by a 36-inch tall oak sapling and find it to be
d = 12 inches long. Estimate the height of the pine tree.

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2. since the ratio of height:shadow is the same,
h/20 = 36/12

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3. h/20 = 36/12
h=(36*20)/12
h= 60

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4. yes. each object is 3 times as tall as its shadow's length.

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5. thanks oobleck

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