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    Can You Solve Question 4?


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    The tree is 1/3rd higher than it's shadow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    The tree is 1/3rd higher than it's shadow?
    What tree???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeightonJames View Post
    What tree???
    There is no tree. It is you who bends in the wind. [/matrixism]


    I'm assuming it was supposed to be "building" as opposed to "tree" but it was changed at the last minute.

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    Blocked here by LEA - Reason P0rn0graphy.

    What kind of trees are they???!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelMan View Post
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    What kind of trees are they???!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelMan View Post
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    What kind of trees are they???!
    Lavatrees

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    @DaveP - do you know the answer and are wondering if we can get it as it's a clever question, or do you want the answer?

    ........ no, I don't know it.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    @DaveP - do you know the answer and are wondering if we can get it as it's a clever question, or do you want the answer?..
    No I don't know the answer [as it stands I don't think it can be answered] It made me laugh when I saw it and I thought it was worth sharing.

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    The answer is a moose.

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    81 feet is my answer...do I win anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    81 feet is my answer...do I win anything?
    No. You didn't show how you worked it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    No. You didn't show how you worked it out.
    At the time the measurement was done the man's shadow was 2/3 of his height...or put another way his height is 3/2 times his shadow length...

    therefore the building height is 3/2 times it's shadow length...

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    Okay, the man's shadow is 2/3 his height so the buildings shadow is 2/3 54ft, 36ft. Since the tree must be behind the building which is thus obscuring its shadow, the tree must be less than 36ft tall?

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    Now I know why I was never good at exams...always read the question carefully...

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