Example 1

A meterstick casts a shadow 65 centimeters long. At the same time, a tree casts a shadow 2.6 meters long. How tall is the tree?
  1. Draw a picture to understand the information.
  2. Determine if the triangles are similar.
  3. Solve the problem.
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