Posted by jw on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 8:26pm.
A ladder leans against a brick wall, The top of the ladder touches the wall 10 feet from the ground. The ladder is 15 feet long. How far does the bottom of the ladder sit from the wall? Round to the nearest tenth.

math  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 8:35pm
Use the Pythagorean Theorem >> a^2 + b^2 = c^2
You know one leg is 10 and the hyptenuse is 15. Solve for the length of the other leg.

math  Darlene, Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 4:30pm
The Pathagorean Therim
a squared + b squared = c squared
It's a triangle.
a squared is the unknown
Distance from wall =a squared
b squared is how high up the ladder is from the ground = 10'
c squared is the hypotenuse of the triangle = 15' long ladder
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 calculus  a ladder 6 feet long leans against a vertical building. the bottom of...
 help quick!!!  a ladder leans against a awall.The top of the ladder is 8 feet ...
 algebra  A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the ...
 Calculus  A ladder 15 feet long leans against a vertical wall. Supppose that ...
 math solving quadratic equations by factoring  a ladder is resting against a ...
 algebra  a 17foot ladder leans against a wall. if the ladder is 8 feet from ...
 Algebra 1  A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches ...
 Math  A ladder is leaning up against a wall. The ladder touched the wall 5ft up...
 PreCalculus  A ladder leans leans against a building that has a wall slanting ...
 Calculus  1a. 15 ft ladder is placed against a vertical wall. the bottom of the...
More Related Questions