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Set up the problem using ratios. You know that the ratio of one meter to it's shadow is 40 cm. Therefore, the ratio is 100cm:40cm, which reduces to 5cm:2cm. Now we set up a proportion 5/2 = x/24 and solve. After cross multiplying we get 120 = 2x, which simplifies to x = 60 ft.

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