geometry

A painter sets a ladder up to reach the bottom of a second-story window 16 feet above the ground. The base of the ladder is 12 feet from the house. While the painter mixes the paint, a neighbor's dog bumps the ladder, which moves the base 2 feet farther away from the house. How far up the side of the house does the ladder reach/

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  1. Ladder is 12 feet out and 16 ft up,

    A VERY UNSAFE WAY TO PUT THE LADDER!!

    length of ladder --- L
    L^2 = 12^2+16^2
    = 400
    L= √400 = 20

    new position:
    base = 14 , height = ? , L = 20

    solve:
    h^2 + 14^2 = 20^2

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  2. Base=14' Height=2 Length =16'

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  3. You’re wrong

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  4. Wrong

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  5. Woah

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