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If John stands near a 30 foot tall tree and leans a 50 foot tall ladder against the tree that reaches to the top of tree, then how far is John standing away from the tree? (Round to the nearest hundredth)

  • algebra -

    think 3-4-5 right triangle.

    or, do the math:

    √(50^2 - 30^2)

  • algebra -

    yea its right angle triangle with 30 foot being adjacent side and 50 foot hypotenuse
    you have to find base using formula
    sq.(50^2-30^2)

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    40

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