Briefly

The hour of the shadows

The hour of the shadows

At a specific time of day, a 25-foot high power pole casts a 10-foot shadow.

At that same time of day, How tall should a tree be to cast a shadow of 25 feet?

Solution

Based on the data we have the electric pole, at the indicated time, the shadow is two fifths of the size of the object, so the size of the tree should be 62.5 feet.