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Homework Help: Calculus

Posted by Morgan on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2:13pm.

A fence 3 feet tall runs parallel to a tall building at a distance of 3 feet from the building. What is the length of the shortest ladder that will reach from the ground over the fence to the wall of the building.
Answer the following:
The distance along the ladder to the top of the fence is=?

Write a function L(x) which gives the total length of a ladder which touches the ground at an angle x, touches the top of the fence and just reaches the wall=?
The length of the shortest ladder is=?

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