Exercise33

Use a linear equation to solve the word problem.

Two trees are \(6.5\) feet and \(15.5\) feet tall. The shorter tree grows \(2.5\) feet per year; the taller tree grows \(2\) feet per year. How many years later would the shorter tree catch up with the taller tree?

It would take the shorter tree years to catch up with the taller tree.

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