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Example 3

The sun casts a shadow on two trees in a field. The smaller of the two is 10.5 ft high and has a shadow 11.25 ft long. The shadow of the taller tree is 17.5 ft long. How tall is that tree?

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This is actually how the heights of many tall structures are estimated!


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