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posted by Nick Monday, May 2, 2011 at 9:10pm.
A ramp rises 5 feet and is 13 feet long. What horizontal distance h, in feet, does the ramp cover?
This is a job for Pythagoras. a^2 + b^2 = c^2 5^2 + b^2 = 13^2 25 + b^2 = 169 b^2 = 169 - 25 b^2 = 144 b = 12
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