Chapter 5.2, Problem 31E

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Textbook Problem

*In Exercise 29 to 32, use the fact that triangles are similar.*

While admiring a rather tall tree, Fred notes that the shadow of his

To determine

**To calculate:**

The height of the tree.

Explanation

**Given:**

While admiring a rather tall tree, Fred notes that the shadow of his

**Definition Used:**

Similarity between Two polygons:

Two polygons are similar if and only if when all pairs of corresponding angles are congruent and all pairs of corresponding sides are proportional.

**Calculation:**

Consider the following graph.

Here,

It is given that the shadow of the complete tree is

The height of Fred is

The shadow of the Fred is

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