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**KevinVM20** I was working on a problem. I know that I am supposed to solve for the unknown. I just don't know what exactly the unknown is.

Here is the problem-

I can look out my window and see the top of a tower. On the map, I see that it is 2 miles away. I read somewhere that the tower is 500 feet tall. As I look at the tower, I see that the top leaves of a tree sometimes get in the way of the top of the tower. The tree is 50 yards from where I sit. How tall is the tree?

How do I put this problem into an equation and what is the equation?

Thanks for all potential help.