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August 12th, 2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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Working the height out

You want to get out of the sun and look for some shade. There are some trees by the side of the lake. You know you are just below 2 metres in height.





Estimate the height of the tree.
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This answer will be marked within a reasonable range.
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If you cloned yourself a pile of times and then had several clones stand on your shoulders, roughly how many clones would you need to touch the top of the tree?
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October 18th, 2018, 01:03 PM   #4
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Measure your shadow and the tree's shadow:
u = yours, v = tree's
y = your height (which you know!)
t = tree's height (?)

y/u = t/v

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October 19th, 2018, 12:10 AM   #5
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I was thinking shadows too, but given the size of the meatsack's shadow in the picture, I concluded the tree must be enormous.
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