pythagoras theorem

posted by .

a ladder is leaning against a wall. it reaches 2.5cm up the wall and its foot is 1.2m from the base of the wall. how long is the ladder to one decimal point

  • pythagoras theorem -

    solve
    x^2 = 2.5^2 + 1.2^2

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Calculus

    related rates: a ladder, 12 feet long, is leaning against a wall. if the foot of the ladder slides away from the wall along level ground,what is the rate of change of the top of the ladder with respect to the distance of the foot of …
  2. algebra

    A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 15 feet and the length of the ladder is one foot more than twice the distance from the wall. Find the distance from the wall to the bottom of …
  3. geometry

    A ladder leaning against a vertical wall makes a angle of 75degree with the ground. If the foot of the ladder is 4 feet from the base of the wall, would this ladder be long enough for you to retrieve the suction dart that your friend …
  4. Calc.

    A ladder 25ft long is leaning against the wall of a house. The ladder is pulled away from the wall at a rate of 2 ft per second. How fast is the top of the ladder moving down the wall when its base is 7ft from the wall?
  5. mathematic

    A ladder 10 meter long is leaning against a wall. If the top of the ladder is sliding down the wall at 3m/s, how fast is the angle between the top of the ladder and the wall changing when the foot of the ladder is 6 meter away from …
  6. Calculus

    a 5m ladder rests against a vertical wall. The top of the ladder begins sliding down the wall at 2m/sec, while the foot of the ladder moves away from the base of the wall. How fast is the foot of the ladder moving away from the wall …
  7. Math

    The base of a ladder leaning against a house is 30ft from the wall. if the ladder reaches 40ft high on the wall , how long is the ladder?
  8. Algebra 1

    A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 15 feet and the length of the ladder is one foot more than twice the distance from the wall. Find the distance from the wall to the bottom of …
  9. Analytical Geometry

    A 10 foot long ladder is leaning against a vertical wall with the top of the ladder 8ft from the ground. What is the slope of the ladder?
  10. maths

    A ladder 9cm long leans against a wall if the foot of the ladder is 4.5cm away the wall how far up the wall does the ladder reach.

More Similar Questions