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ladder 13 feet long . if she set the base of the ladder on the level ground 5 feet from the side of a houes, how many feet above the ground will the top of the ladder be when it rest against the house?

  • martin Luther King High School - ,

    Isn't this a right triangle?

    Pythagorean theorem applies:

    13^2=h^2+5^2

  • Math - ,

    Please do not post the name of your school online. Your School Subject is Math.

    You can use the Pythagorean theorem: a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    5^2 + b^2 = 13^2

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