To the nearest tenth of a foot, what distance (x) from the building should Tim place the 16 ft ladder so that the top of the ladder will be 12 feet above the ground.
geometry - Ms. Sue, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 4:40pm
Use the Pythagorean Theorem
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
Let x = a; b = 12; c = 16