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A ladder is resting against a wall. the foot of the ladder is 8 feet from the wall, and the top of the ladder is 19 feet from the ground. FIND THE slope of the ladder

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    without either the length of the ladder or the height of the wall, there's no way to tell.

    If the top of the ladder is directly above a point x feet from the base of the wall of height h, all we know is that

    h/8 = 19/(x+8)

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