# Math

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Use the pythagorean Theorem to solve this problem.

A painter places an 11 ft ladder against a house. The base of the ladder is 3 ft from the house. How high on the house does the ladder reach?

• Math -

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

3^2 + b^2 = 11^2

Solve for b

• Math -

10.6 ft

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