### Washington Tree in California May Be Dying

This story was on page `A11` of the Wednesday, 9 February 2005, Arizona Republic. It was an AP (Associated Press) story and I removed measurements that were given in feet.

```   "A giant sequoia believed to be the second-largest tree in the
world may not live much longer after suffering damage from
heavy snow and strong wind, according to officials at Sequoia
National Park."

"The sequoia known as the Washington Tree once stood more
than 77 meters tall with a circumference at its base of
more than 31 meters, ranking it second behind a tree known
as the General Sherman sequoia in the same park."

"Studies of the tree's layers suggest it is between 2,500
and 3,200 years old."
```

The Washington Tree is `77 meters` tall. How tall is it in feet?

The base of the Washington Tree has a circumference of `31 meters`. What is the circumference in feet? In addition, given the tree's circumference, what is its diameter?

Notes.

• `1` meter is approximately equal to `3.2808399` feet.
• The circumference of a circle is the distance around a circle and it is computed as follows.
```   C = Π ⋅ d

'C' is circumference; 'd' is diameter; and,
Π (pi) approximates the value 22/7
```
• The diameter of a circle is the length of a straight line passing through its center connecting two points on the circumference.

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 09 February 2005