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Posted by **sarah** on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:34pm.

- geometry -
**Reiny**, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:41pmYou must be studying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Did you make a diagram?

make the ladder the hypotenuse of 15, the height as h, and the base as 5

then solve h^2 + 5^2 = 15^2

b) take the answer from a), reduce the height by 1 and do a new equation.

(I got a base of 14.555 for b) )

- (CORRECTION) geometry -
**Reiny**, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 9:45pmoops

I checked my math again and that final answer should have been 7.23 ft, not 14.555

- geometry -
**Anonymous**, Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:41pm8-foot ladder leaning a wall and make 53 degree angle

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