math

posted by .

A fireman stood in the middle of a step ladder. He climbed down 4 steps and continued his work. He went down 8 more then back up 9 to the top. How many steps were on the ladder?

  • math -

    Something is wrong here. If he went down a total of 12 steps and up 9, this would leave him 3 steps below his original position. That cannot be the top.

    Proofread your questions before you post them.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    20.A firefighter spraying water on a fire stood on the middle of a ladder. The smoke lessened, so she moved up 3 rungs . It got too htot, so she backed sown 5 rungs. later, she went up 7 rungs and stayed until the fire was out. then, …
  2. 5th grade

    what if santa ws in the middle of a ladder then went up three steps then went down 5 and went up 10.it is
  3. math

    A fireman stood on the mioddle step of a ladder, shooting water into a burning building . As the smoke lessened, he climbed up three steps and continued his work. the fire got worse,so he had to go down five steps. Later he climbed …
  4. math

    A fireman stood on the middle step of a ladder, shooting water into a burning building . As the smoke lessened, he climbed up three steps and continued his work. the fire got worse,so he had to go down five steps. Later he climbed …
  5. math

    a fireman stood on the middle step of a ladder, shooting water into a burning building, as the smoke lessened, he climbed up 3 steps, and continued his work, the fire got worse, so he had to go down 5 steps, later he climbed up the …
  6. math

    A firefighter stood on the middle rungs of a ladder ,spraying water on a burning house. He then climbed up 6 rungs before the heat of the flames caused him to come down 10 rungs.After some minutes he was able to climb 18 rungs to the …
  7. math 4 grade

    A firefighter stood on the middle rungs of a ladder ,spraying water on a burning house. He then climbed up 6 rungs before the heat of the flames caused him to come down 10 rungs.After some minutes he was able to climb 18 rungs to the …
  8. Physics

    There is a vertical tension at the top of a 4 m long ladder holding it at an incline. The bottom of the ladder is touching the floor, which exerts a normal force. You are standing 1 meter from the top of the ladder. What happens to …
  9. MATH

    Adam was walking down the stairs at his work one day. Adam began on the top step and had already gone down seven steps when he saw Reanna on the ground floor beginning to come up the stairs. Reanna goes up two steps for every one step …
  10. math

    tilissa was on the middle rung of a ladder.she went up 3 rungs,thendown 5 rungs and then up 7 rungs where she rested.later she climbed up the remaining 7 rungs on the ladder.how many rungs did the ladder have?

More Similar Questions