Post a New Question

Trigonometry

posted by .

A ladder leaning against a building makes a 40 degree angle with the ground. The top of the ladder reaches 10 feet above the ground. How tall is the ladder to the nearest whole foot?

  • Trigonometry -

    10/length = sin 40
    length = 10/sin40 = 10/0.642 = 15.56 ft

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. geometry

    a ladder leaning against a wall makes a 60 degree angle with the ground. the based of the ladder is 4m from the building. how high above the ground is the top of the ladder
  2. math

    a ladder leaning against a wall makes a 60 degree angle with the ground. the base of the ladder is 4m from the building. how high above the ground is the top of the ladder?
  3. Trigonometry

    a 30 feet ladder resting against a building makes a 60 angle with the ground . find the Height from the ground at which the ladder touches the building to the nearest foot
  4. GEOMETRY

    3. A ladder leaning against a wall makes a angle with the ground. The base of the ladder is 4 meters from the building. How high above the ground is the top of the ladder?
  5. Trigonometry

    A 22-foot ladder leans against a house. The top of the ladder is 12 feet above the ground. Find the angle the ladder makes with the ground.
  6. Calculus

    A fence 5 feet tall runs parallel to a tall building at a distance of 2 feet from the building. We want to find the the length of the shortest ladder that will reach from the ground over the fence to the wall of the building. Here …
  7. Math

    A 21-foot ladder is leaning against a building. The base of the ladder is 7 feet from the base of the building. To the nearest degree, what is the measure of the angle that the ladder makes with the ground?
  8. Geometry

    A 32-foot ladder leans against a building on level ground. It just reaches a window 25 feet above the ground. To the nearest degree, what angle does the ladder make with the ground.
  9. calculus

    A ladder 13 feet long is leaning against the side of a building. If the foot of the ladder is pulled away from the building at a constant rate of 8 inches per second, how fast is the area of the triangle formed by the ladder, the building, …
  10. Algebra/Trig

    To ensure safety, the recommended angle that a ladder leaning against a building makes with the ground is 75 degrees. Will a 12 foot ladder reach a window 10 feet above the ground if it leans against the building with this angle?

More Similar Questions

Post a New Question