Posted by Annie on .
A ladder is 25 ft long. The ladder needs to reach to a window that is 24 ft above the ground. How far away from the building should the bottom of the ladder be placed?
Please show work.

MATH 
Ms. Sue,
24^2 + b^2 = 25^2
576 + b^2 = 625
b^2 = 625  576
b^2 = 49
b = 7 feet