# math

A tree casts a shadow that is 20 feet long. A 5-foot-tall boy stands in the shadow so that the end of his shadow lines up with that of the tree. His shadow is 6 feet long. How tall is the tree

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1. Cross multiply and solve for x.

x/20 = 5/6

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Ms. Sue
2. the answer is 20 feet

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3. The answer is not 20 feet, it is 50/3 or 16.7

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