# geometry

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a 27 feet tall ladder is placed so that it reaches 25 feet up on the wall of the house. How far is the base of the ladder from the wall of the house. Please help.

• geometry -

25^2 + h^2 = 27^2
now just solve for h

• geometry -

Use the Pythagorean Theorem. In this problem, the ladder is the hypotenuse.

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