1550.25 – Tree and Nests

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Harry is planting trees to attract wild birds to his garden. The idea is that the trees will provide habitat for nesting. He also plans to install a bird house and a couple of feeders for birdseed in each tree. How tall is a pink dogwood that is 25 feet shorter than a magnolia that is three times as tall as the dogwood?


If xx is the height of the dogwood, then x +25x + 25 is the height of the magnolia, which is equal to 3x3x.

So x =12.5x = 12.5 feet.