Algebra
posted by Carmen .
Tom has a 15 foot ladder that he leaned against the wall of his house. Tom put the base of the ladder 3 feet away from the house. How far up The house is the top of the ladder?

Use the Pythagorean Theorem
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

Geometry
A 12 foot ladder is leaning against a house. If the top of the ladder reaches 8 feet up the house, how far is the bottom of the ladder from the base of the house? 
geometry
A painter leans a 15 ft ladder against a house. The base of the ladder is 5 ft from the house. a) To the nearest tenth of a foot, how high on the house does the ladder reach? 
calculus
A 20 ft ladder is leaning against the side of a house. If the bottom of the ladder is moving away from the house at the rate of 2 feet per second, how fast is the top of the ladder moving down the wall when the bottom of the ladder … 
math
A painter leans a 15 foot ladder against the side of a house. The top of the ladder touches the house at a height that is 3 feet more than the distance from the house to the bottom of the ladder. How far is the bottom of the ladder … 
AICE math
A 30 foot ladder is leaning against a house(see figure). if the base of the ladder is pulled away from the house at a rate of 2 feet per second, the top will move down the wall at a a rate of r= 2x/(sqrt(900x^2) ft/sec, where s ist … 
Math HELP!
A ladder is leaning against a house. The distance between the base of the ladder to the house is 3 feet. The length of the ladder is 10 feet. In feet, how far above the ground does the ladder touch the house? 
pre algebra
A ladder is leaning against a house. The distance between the base of the ladder to the house is 3 feet. The length of the ladder is 10 feet. In feet, how far above the ground does the ladder touch the house? 
WORD PROBLEM
A roofer's 30 FOOT ladder is against the side of a house. It is 8 YARDS from the ground to the top of the house. How far away from the house must he place the foot of the ladder in order to have the top of the ladder meet the roof … 
Math
I need a bit of help on this question: a nine foot long ladder is leaned against a house, reaching a point seven feet above the ground. How far from the house is the base of the ladder? 
algebra
Bob needs to wash the windows on his house. He has a 25foot ladder and places the base of the ladder 10 feet from the wall on the house. How far up the wall will the ladder reach?