Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:29am.

If John stands near a 30 foot tall tree and leans a 50 foot tall ladder against the tree that reaches to the top of tree, then how far is John standing away from the tree? (Round to the nearest hundredth)

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**Steve**, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:22am
think 3-4-5 right triangle.

or, do the math:

√(50^2 - 30^2)

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**Navami**, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:48am
yea its right angle triangle with 30 foot being adjacent side and 50 foot hypotenuse

you have to find base using formula

sq.(50^2-30^2)

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