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Posted by on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 4:32pm.

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 - , Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 4:40pm

    Use the Pythagorean Theorem

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    Let x = a; b = 12; c = 16

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