geometry

posted by .

Martha climbs 40 steps to reach the first floor of a building. If the vertical and horizontal distance of each step is 1.5 ft and 1 ft, find the distance between the start and end points of each step.

  • geometry -

    looks like just plain ol' Pythagoras.

    x^2 = 1.5^2+1^2 = 3.25
    x = √3.25 = appr 1.8

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. College Physics

    A playground is on the flat roof of a city school, 5.2 m above the street below (see figure). The vertical wall of the building is h = 6.50 m high, forming a 1.3-m-high railing around the playground. A ball has fallen to the street …
  2. Geometry

    PLEASE! Someone help me with geometry!? A wooden board is placed so that it leans against a loading dock to provide a ramp. The board is supported by a metal beam perpendicular to the ramp and placed on a 1 ft. tall support. The bottom
  3. Calculus Ab

    A 26 foot step ladder is leaned up against a 30 foot building to reach a window near the top. The ladder is being pushed toward the building in a horizontal direction of 2 feet per second. 1. Find each related rate when the ladder …
  4. physics

    The picture shows a uniform ramp between two buildings that allows for motion between the buildings due to strong winds. At its left end it is hinged to the building wall , at its right end it has a roller that can roll along the building …
  5. Math

    Alice, Beth, and Charlene start climbing a staircase, each with her left foot on step 1 and then her right foot on the next consecutive step. Alice climbs one step at a time, Beth two steps at a time, and Charlene three steps at a …
  6. geometry

    The figure shows some of the steps Jane took to draw a line segment parallel to line segment XY at R. Jane plans to perform these steps next. Step 1. Set the compass at point S and adjust its width to point T Step 2. Fix the compass …
  7. geometry

    \Find the distance between points M(6, 16) and Z(–1, 14) to the nearest tenth.Step by Step
  8. trig

    Indoor steps generally are steeper and have smaller landings. A staircase has a 9 inch vertical rise per step to get to the second floor of a house. If the angle of elevation is 36.8 degrees and there are 16 feet of horizontal space …
  9. Geometry

    A carpenter is building a staircase using his knowledge of right angles. The steps have a horizontal landing and a vertical rise causing each step to be a right triangle cut out. Depending on the purpose, steps may be adjusted by the …
  10. math

    Jammed is building a two story house in which the top floor is 12feet above the bottom floor the local building code specifies that the hight of a step cannot be above 7.5 inches what is the maximum height of a step in a staircase …

More Similar Questions