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Posted by on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 3:01pm.

A fire is raging in an apartment house. you see kids in a window in an upstairs window. the window is 24 feet off the ground. you have a ladder, but it only extends to 30 feet, how far from the house must you place the ladder to reach the kids?

  • Intermediate Algebra - , Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 3:14pm

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    24^2 + b^2 = 30^2

    576 = b^2 = 900

    b^2 = 900 - 576

    b^2 = 324

    b = 18

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