Posted by Ariana on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:14pm.
a 27 feet tall ladder is placed so that it reaches 25 feet up on the wall of the house. How far is the base of the ladder from the wall of the house. Please help.

geometry  Steve, Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:17pm
25^2 + h^2 = 27^2
now just solve for h

geometry  Ms. Sue, Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:18pm
Use the Pythagorean Theorem. In this problem, the ladder is the hypotenuse.
I'll be glad to check your answer.
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