math

posted by .

a 15 foot ladder is leaning against a house with the base of the ladder 4 feet from the house. How high up the house does the ladder reach? round to the nearest tenth foot.

  • math -

    Pythagorean Theorem:

    4^2 + b^2 = 15^2

    Solve for b.

  • math -

    That helped. Thankyou Ms.Sue

  • math -

    You're welcome, Katie.

  • math -

    correct

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. algebra

    2. A 10 foot ladder is leaning against a house. The bottom of the ladder is 5 feet from the building. How high is the top of the ladder?
  4. College Algebra

    The base of a 28 foot ladder is placed 12 feet from the house. How far up house does the ladder reach?
  5. trigometry

    1. A 16-foot ladder on ground level is leaning against a house. If the base of the ladder is placed 5.0 feet from the house, what is the angle formed at the top of the ladder?
  6. math

    a 15 foot ladder is leaning against a house. The base of the ladder is 4 feet from the house. to the nearest tenth of a foot, how high does the top of the ladder reach?
  7. Math

    a 16-foot ladder is leaning against a house and is 2 feet away from the foundation of the house. How high up will the ladder reach?
  8. math

    A ladder is leaning against the side of a house and forms an angle of 66o with the ground. The foot of the ladder is 11.3 feet from the base of the house. Find the length of the ladder to the nearest foot.
  9. Math

    A ladder is leaning against the side of a house so that it can reach a window that is 25 feet off the ground. The angle in which is formed between the ladder and the ground is 52 degrees. How far from the base of the house is the base …
  10. Algebra

    Gerry plans to place a 24-foot ladder against the side of his house. The bottom of the ladder will be 4 feet from the house. How far up the side of the house will the ladder reach?

More Similar Questions