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a ladder 6 meters long leans against a wall. It rests on the ground 1 meter away from the wall. How high on the wall does the ladder rest?

  • math - , Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:29pm

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    a^2 + 1^2 = 6^2
    a^2 + 1 = 36
    a^2 = 35
    a = 5.92 meters

  • math - , Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:29pm

    A famous Greek once proved this:
    On a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the legs.

    C^2=a^2+b^2
    here, c is 6
    a is 1
    solve for b.

  • math - , Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:20pm

    Four

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