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?

Math, not "help quick!!!"  Writeacher, Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:27pm
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help quick!!!  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=L2
THEN
(L2)^2+8^2=L^2
solve for L

help quick!!!  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

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