## Liv1234 one year ago A tree casts a shadow that is 8 meters long. At the same time, a meter stick casts a shadow 40 centimeters long. How tall is the tree?

1. Liv1234

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2. TheSmartOne

3. Liv1234

Wouldn't the answer be 5? 40/8?

4. Liv1234

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5. TheSmartOne

Information is missing to solve the proportion/ratio

6. Liv1234

That's the only information that was given though.

7. Liv1234

I'm pretty sure it's 5.

8. TheSmartOne

$$\sf\Large \frac{x}{8~m}=\frac{1~m}{.4~m}$$ Solve for x