# Math

A tree casts a shadow that measures 5m. At the same time, a meter stick casts a shadow that is o.4m long. How tall is the tree?

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1. The ratios of height to shadow length are the same for both. Thus
X/5 = 1/0.4 = 2.5
Solve for the height X.

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