A MAPLE TREE CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 15 FT. LONG. AT THE TIME, A CHILD THAT IS 4 FT. TALL CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 2.5 FT. LONG

WHAT IS A PROPORTION THAT DESCRIBES THIS SITUATION?

WHAT IS THE HEIGHT OF THE MAPLE TREE?

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- May 27th 2005, 12:49 PMblame_canada100proportion
A MAPLE TREE CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 15 FT. LONG. AT THE TIME, A CHILD THAT IS 4 FT. TALL CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 2.5 FT. LONG

WHAT IS A PROPORTION THAT DESCRIBES THIS SITUATION?

WHAT IS THE HEIGHT OF THE MAPLE TREE? - May 28th 2005, 09:22 AMaskmemathQuote:

A MAPLE TREE CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 15 FT. LONG. AT THE TIME, A CHILD THAT IS 4 FT. TALL CASTS A SHADOW THAT IS 2.5 FT. LONG

WHAT IS A PROPORTION THAT DESCRIBES THIS SITUATION?

WHAT IS THE HEIGHT OF THE MAPLE TREE?

let us say x -> 15ft

therefore x= (4*15)2.5 - May 28th 2005, 09:31 AMblame_canada100
is the answer i get the height of the tree?

- May 28th 2005, 05:20 PMaskmemath
Yes,Sorry I didnt make it clearer.

- May 29th 2005, 07:18 AMMath Helpdescribing the proportion
To describe the proportion:

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