Posted by **Denisse** on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:04am.

A wall is 10 feet tall and is 15 feet from a house. A window in the house is 30.5ft above the ground. A tire escape slide attaches to the bottom of the window and to the top of the wall opposite the window. How long a slide must be purchased?

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**drwls**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5:03am
The vertical drop of the slide is 30.5 -10 = 20.5 feet. The horizontal run is 15 feet. Use the Pythagorean theorem for the slide length, which is the hypotenuse.

This seems like a rather unsafe fire escape design to me. The slide is too steep.

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**Denisse**, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 6:41am
thank you ..!!!.

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**ching**, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10:37pm
A wall is 10 feet tall and is 15 feet from a house. A window in the house is 30.5ft above the ground. A tire escape slide attaches to the bottom of the window and to the top of the wall opposite the window. How long a slide must be purchased?

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