Posted by **james** on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:48pm.

A painter leans a ladder against a vertical wall. The top of the ladder is 7 meters above the ground. When the bottom of the ladder is moved 1 meter farther away from the wall, the top of the ladder is 5 meters above the ground. What is the length of the ladder? Round to the nearest thousandth.

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