Posted by **Ryan** on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:21pm.

a ladder leans against a awall.The top of the ladder is 8 feet above the ground. If the botttom of the ladder is then moved 2 feet farther from the wall, the ladder will lie on the ground with its toptouching the wall. How long is the ladder?

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**Writeacher**, Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:27pm
Assistance needed.

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**bobpursley**, Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:27pm
let b be the base, h the height, and l the length.

b^2+8^2=L^2

and b+2=L so b=L-2

THEN

(L-2)^2+8^2=L^2

solve for L

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**Ryan**, Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:32pm
ok my B

i was just sorta needy of an answer quickly bcuz i gotta turn this in tomorrow

thanks

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**Ryan**, Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:50pm
Thanks man!!!

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