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September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

Posted by **lin** on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 12:40am.

- math word problems -
**bobpursley**, Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 9:50amIsn't this an application of the Pythagorean theorem?

(ladder)^2=(height^2 + (base)^2

but ladder=height+2

and base=ladder-9 or base=height+7

(h+2)^2=(h^2)+(h+7)^2

solve for h.

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