Posted by **megan** on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 7:26pm.

A wall is supported by a brace 10 feet long. If one end of the brace is placed 6 feet from the base of the wall, how many feet up the wall does the brace reach?

Think of the right triangle frmed by the wall, the floor and the brace, and use the Pythagorean theorem. The brace is the hypotenuse.

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH drwls!!!

omg your my life saver!!=)

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Math - a diagonal brace is to be placed in the wall of room, the height (y) of ...
- Math - A ladder is placed against a wall so that it reaches 24 feet up the wall...
- Math Someone plz plz plz help!!! - Jorge plans to paint a bedroom wall that is ...
- MATH PLZ HELP!!!! - Jorge plans to paint a bedroom wall that is shaped like a ...
- Geometry - A ladder is placed against a wall so that it reaches 24 feet up the ...
- math - A 13-foot ladder is placed against a wall. If the ladder cannot be placed...
- Math - A ladder 65 feet long is leaning against a wall. Its lower end is 25 feet...
- Math - A ladder 65 feet long is leaning against a wall. Its lower end is 25 feet...
- Math- Calculus - A 20 foot ladder is sliding down a vertical wall at a constant ...
- Math- Calculus - A 20 foot ladder is sliding down a vertical wall at a constant ...

More Related Questions