gemoetry

posted by kirk

A self-supporting ladder placed so that the angle between the ladder and the ground is 75.5° can be used to test whether the ladder can support a certain load. The diagram represents a ladder placed next to a window that is 20 feet above the ground. What is the length of the ladder? Round to the nearest tenth.

  1. Reiny

    I don't see any diagram but by a simple trig ratio, we have

    cos 75.5 = 20/L
    L = 20/cos75.5 = appr 79.9 ft

    Wow, a ladder to go up about 8 stories high???

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. physics

    A person using a ladder supported on vertical wall is 3/4 of the way up the ladder. If the person climbing the ladder has a weight of 980 newtons and the ladder is 4.89 meters long, how far from the wall can the base of the ladder …
  2. physics

    A person using a ladder supported on vertical wall is 3/4 of the way up the ladder. If the person climbing the ladder has a weight of 980 newtons and the ladder is 4.89 meters long, how far from the wall can the base of the ladder …
  3. College Physics

    A 75.0 kg ladder that is 3.00 m in length is placed against a wall at an angle theta. The center of gravity of the ladder is at a point 1.20 m from the base of the ladder. The coefficient of static friction at the base of the ladder …
  4. Complex Physics Problem

    A ladder can fall for two reasons. If it is set too steep and climber gets their mass to the left of the ladder's base, the ladder likely will fall over backwards. If the ladder is set at too shallow of an angle the required force …
  5. physics

    A ladder can fall for two reasons. If it is set too steep and the climber gets their mass to the left of the ladder's base, the ladder likely will fall over backwards. If the ladder is set at too shallow of an angle the required force …
  6. Physics

    A 77 kg window cleaner uses a 13 kg ladder that is 7.1 m long. He places one end on the ground 3.8 m from a wall, rests the upper end against a cracked window, and climbs the ladder. He is 3.9 m up along the ladder when the window …
  7. geometry

    a self supporting ladder placed so that the angle between the ladder and the ground is 75.5" can be used to test whether the ladder can support a certain load. The diagram represents a ladder placed next to a window that is 20feet …
  8. Physics

    A 75 kg window cleaner uses a 10 kg ladder that is 7.2 m long. He places one end on the ground 4.5 m from a wall, rests the upper end against a cracked window, and climbs the ladder. He is 5.2 m up along the ladder when the window …
  9. PHYSICS

    A 75 kg window cleaner uses a 10 kg ladder that is 7.2 m long. He places one end on the ground 4.5 m from a wall, rests the upper end against a cracked window, and climbs the ladder. He is 5.2 m up along the ladder when the window …
  10. Math

    For safety reasons, the angle between a ladder and the ground should be between 65° and 80. A ladder that is 5 m long is placed so that it reaches a window on the top floor of a house. If the foot of the ladder is 1.5 m from the house, …

More Similar Questions