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    27. The height of the house shown here can be found by comparing its shadow to the shadow cast by a 3-foot stick. Find the height of the house by writing a proportion and solving it.

    28. A fire lookout tower provides an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. The height of the tower can be found by lining up the top of the tower with the top of a 2-meter stick. Use similar triangles to find the height of the tower.

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    The expert finds the height of houses for comparing shadows cast. A complete, neat and step-by-step solution is provided in the attached file.