# Quincy is trying to estimate the height of a tree in his backyard. He measures the tree’s shadow as 12 ft. He stands near the tree and measures his own shadow a

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Question

Quincy is trying to estimate the height of a tree in his backyard. He measures the tree’s shadow as 12 ft. He stands near the tree and measures his own shadow as 3 ft. Quincy knows that he is about 5 ft tall. He estimates the height of the tree by following these steps: