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anonymous

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You are hiking along the California coast and wonder about the height of a particular Giant Redwood tree. You are 5 feet and nine inches tall and your shadow is 11 feet long. The shadow of the tree is 440 feet long. How tall is the tree?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    congruent triangles are congruent...or something like that. (23/4) : 11 as x:440 x = (23/4)(440)/11

  2. amistre64
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    x = (23)(110)/(11) = (23)(10) = 230... if I did the math right

  3. anonymous
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    THANKS !

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Yea that sounds right!

  5. anonymous
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    where did you get 23 /4 ? just so i can understand it better

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