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In sunlight, a vertical yardstick casts a 1ft shadow at the same time that a nearby tree casts a 15ft shadow. How tall is the tree?

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In sunlight, a vertical yardstick casts a 1ft shadow at the same time that a nearby tree casts a 15ft shadow. How tall is the tree?

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In the figure attached AB is the tree and CD is the yardstick.

Shadow of tree AB is BO = 15 ft and shadow of ...

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