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The distance from the river bank to a nearby fallen tree is 3.6 meters. The tree has fallen parallet to the river bank and is 1.44 m tall' The tip of the tree is approximately 2.4 meters from the wateffall. Using these measurements, find the distance across this section of the river.

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  1. help123please.
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    @Opcode

  2. Opcode
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    Hmm. This is proportions again :|

  3. help123please.
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    Yes. It's okay to not help me if you don't want to.

  4. help123please.
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    Okay. I'll attempt it myself.

  5. Opcode
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    Try setting it up ^_^.

  6. help123please.
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    Okay.

  7. help123please.
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    |dw:1360585466918:dw|

  8. help123please.
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    i have to draw it too. is that a good drawing"?

  9. help123please.
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    tbe circle is the river.

  10. Opcode
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    Errm sure?

  11. help123please.
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    Lol. Okay.

  12. help123please.
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    hmm

  13. help123please.
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    i did 3.6-2.4 and got 1.2

  14. help123please.
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    iI'm sorry, I don't get it.

  15. Opcode
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    Okay let me think ^_^.

  16. help123please.
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    i apologize.

  17. Opcode
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    3.6 meters. 1.44 m tall 2.4 meters from the waterfall. Okay. I've removed the unneeded information. \(\huge\frac{3.6}{1.44} \times \frac {2.4} {x}\) Cross multiply... 3.456 = 3.6x Divide each side by 3.6

  18. help123please.
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    I will. Let me read your explanation first.

  19. Opcode
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    The distance is 0.96 meters... Hmm.

  20. help123please.
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    It is, indeed.

  21. Opcode
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    No... 0.96 is small... It doesn't make any sense... -.-

  22. help123please.
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    I'm just saying I got that, too.

  23. Opcode
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    WAIT! 0.96 meters = 3.1496063 feet So it's legit ^_^.

  24. help123please.
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    ooh. ok. and how'd you figure out how to set the proportion up?

  25. Opcode
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    I removed things that are unnecessary for the word problems. Then I simply set it up.

  26. help123please.
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    Oh. Such as? The river bank thing?

  27. Opcode
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    Errm what?

  28. help123please.
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    Never mind. Disregard :D and thanks :)

  29. Opcode
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    Okay.

  30. help123please.
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    Oh,Kami: Could you draw a picture of the situation?

  31. Opcode
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    Okay... That's complex. |dw:1360586879531:dw|

  32. help123please.
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    thanks:)

  33. Opcode
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    No problem :)

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