# Math Help - proportion

1. ## proportion

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?

2. 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?
If 4ft ->2.5ft
let us say x -> 15ft

therefore x= (4*15)2.5

3. is the answer i get the height of the tree?

4. Yes,Sorry I didnt make it clearer.

5. ## describing the proportion

To describe the proportion:

The height of the maple tree is to the height of the child as the shadow of the maple tree is to the shadow of the child.