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Homework Help: Calculus

Posted by Isiah on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 10:20pm.

A 23 foot ladder is leaning on a 6 foot fence. The base of the ladder is being pulled away from the fence at the rate of 7 feet/minute. How fast is the top of the ladder approaching the ground when the base is 6 from the fence? [Note: The ladder is protruding over the top of the fence.]

The top of the ladder is approaching the ground at the rate of____________ feet/minute. [Enter a positive number only.]

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