Posted by **Jennifer** on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 12:57am.

A ladder 20 ft long rests against a vertical wall. Let \theta be the angle between the top of the ladder and the wall and let x be the distance from the bottom of the ladder to the wall. If the bottom of the ladder slides away from the wall, how fast does x change with respect to \theta when \theta = \pi / 3

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:27am
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**yanna**, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:54pm
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**johnny**, Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:58pm
a 13 foot ladder is leaning against a vertical wall. when jack begins pulling the foot of the ladder away from the wall at a rate of 0.4 ft/s. how fast is the top of the ladder sliding down the wall when the foot of the ladder is 5 ft from the wall?

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