# help quick!!!

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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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