A vertical yardstick next to the tree casts a 6 ft shadow.
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A yardstick suggests that it is 1 yard, that is, 3 feet, high and its shadow is twice this at 6 feet. So the tree is half as high as its shadow is long so the tree is 96/2=48 feet high.

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