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Homework Help: geometry

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

A painter leans a 15 ft ladder against a house. The base of the ladder is 5 ft from the house. a) To the nearest tenth of a foot, how high on the house does the ladder reach? b) The ladder in part (a) reaches too high on the house. By how much should the painter move the ladder's base away from the house to lower the top by 1 ft?

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