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a ladder leans against a awall.The top of the ladder is 8 feet above the ground. If the botttom of the ladder is then moved 2 feet farther from the wall, the ladder will lie on the ground with its toptouching the wall. How long is the ladder?

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    let b be the base, h the height, and l the length.

    b^2+8^2=L^2
    and b+2=L so b=L-2
    THEN
    (L-2)^2+8^2=L^2
    solve for L

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    ok my B
    i was just sorta needy of an answer quickly bcuz i gotta turn this in tomorrow
    thanks

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    Thanks man!!!

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