Posted by Kierra 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  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