anonymous
  • anonymous
The shadow of a 5-foot tall post is 20 feet long. At the same time a tree casts a shadow that is 56 feet long. What is the height of the tree?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[20/5 = x/56\] what is your x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
wait
anonymous
  • anonymous
x =16

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anonymous
  • anonymous
got that backwards, \[5/20 = x/56\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
x =14
anonymous
  • anonymous
right, it becomes a simple ratio. the shadow of the man is 4 times longer than he is, thus the shadow of the tree is 4 times longer that it is.

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