**Answer:**

Given,

∆ABC ~ ∆DEF.

The ration of the areas of these triangles will be equal to the ratio of squares of their corresponding sides.

The ratio of areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of squares of their corresponding altitudes.

Let the altitude of ∆ABC be AP, drawn from A to BC to meet BC at P and the altitude of ∆DEF be DQ, drawn from D to meet EF at Q.

The altitude of ∆DEF is 3.5 cm.