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anonymous
 one year ago
On a sunny day, a 5foot red kangaroo casts a shadow this is 7 feet long. The shadow of a nearly eucalyptus tree is 35 feet long. Write and solve a proportion to find the height of the tree. Pleaseee help!!!!
anonymous
 one year ago
On a sunny day, a 5foot red kangaroo casts a shadow this is 7 feet long. The shadow of a nearly eucalyptus tree is 35 feet long. Write and solve a proportion to find the height of the tree. Pleaseee help!!!!

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BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know what a proportion is?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes but can u explain cause I kinda forgot

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay, a proportion is hmmmm I'm trying to think of how to explain this. It's something that normally compares two things that are either part to whole or part to part. For this particular problem, you'd set one up comparing height of the figure, to how long the shadow is.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1440959648712:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the tree is 49 feet tall

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So you'd have \(\large\tt \frac{height~of~kangaroo}{length~of~kangaroo~shadow}= \frac{height~of~tree}{length~of~tree~shadow}\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I don't know why the spacing didn't work. :/

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But how do u exactly solve this?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, first plug in your values. They have to match up

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nevermind i fuced up

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do my picture but use BloomLockes formula

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1After you set up your proportion, you cross multiply and divide.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'll explain once you come up with the proportion.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is the other proportion on the other side is it 35/7 cause the denominator stays the same?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I don't understand what you're asking :/ What are you confused about?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is 5/7 the first step right?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Given the model I gave you, you should have: \(\huge\frac{5}{7}=\frac{?}{35}\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You're trying to find the missing piece. To do that, you cross multiply 5 and 35 and then you take that product and divide it by 7.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Correct! Great job. Do you understand now?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes thank you so much I had problems with cross multiplying I get be4 wait so 25 is the numerator and 35 is the denominator?
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