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Problem 248

A boy knows that his height is \(6 \mathrm{ft}\). and his shadow is $4 \mathrm{ft}\(. long. At the same time of day, a tree's shadow is \)24 \mathrm{ft}$. long. How high is the tree?

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The height of the tree is \(36 \, \mathrm{ft}\).

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