February 26, 2017

Homework Help: math

Posted by Jacob on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 1:36pm.

A 16-ft ladder is sliding down a wall as shown in the figures below. The variable h is the height of the ladder's top at time t, and x is the distance from the wall to the ladder's bottom. Suppose that the top is sliding down the wall at a rate 5 ft/s. Calculate dx/dt when h = 10. Give your answer correct to two decimal places.

dx/dt = ? ft/s

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