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    I have started this problem but I cannot figure out what im doing wrong or if I am even go about the problem the right way. Could somebody please help?

    1. Arianne casts a shadow of 6m. If she measures 160cm, how tall is a tree that casts a shadow of 10m. show all calculations.

    6/10 = x/1.6

    10x = 6 x 1.6

    10x = 9.6

    this is all I have so far.

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    1.6 m (Arianne's height)/6m (Arianne's shadow)=x (tree's height)/10m ...

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    The length of a shadow is found through ratio and proportion. The solution is detailed and well presented.