geometry

the triangles formed by two ladders leaning against a wall are similar. how long is the shorter ladder?
the first ladder is 42ft and leans against the wall at 24ft, and the shorter ladder leans against the wall at 8ft.

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. just use a proportion

    x/8 = 42/24 = 7/4
    4x = 56

    carry on...

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
    👤
    Reiny

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    Two ladders are leaning against a wall at the same angle, as shown. How long is the short ladder? (two ladders, one is 70 and 50 and the other short ladder says 20). 28 ft 175 ft 25 ft 20 ft

  2. calculus

    a ladder 10m long is leaning against a vertical wall with its other end on the ground. the top end of the ladder is sliding down the wall , when the top end is 6m from the ground it is sliding down at 2m/sec. how fast is the

  3. Calculus

    A ladder 25 feet long is leaning against the wall of a house. The base of the ladder is pulled away from the wall at a rate of 2 feet per second. a) Consider the triangle formed by the side of the house, ladder, and the ground.

  4. geometry

    Use the diagram and given information to answer the question. Lines l and m intersect at point C. More information is in the long description. .Long Description: Image of Lines Given: △ABC∼△CDE BC⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ and

  1. algebra

    two ladders are leaning against a wall at the same angle as shown Measurements: 60, 50, 20 (ANSWERS) a20 b24 c30 d40

  2. math

    The ladders shown below are standing against the wall at the same angle. How high up the wall does the longer ladder go? (All measurements are in feet.) ladders 11.25 ft 12.5 ft 14 ft 14 ft 2. The pair of polygons is similar. Find

  3. Math

    Two ladders are leaning against a wall at the same angle, as shown. How long is the short ladder? (two ladders, one is 60 and 40 and the other short ladder says 10). 6ft 15ft 20ft 30ft Is it 15ft? Can someone explain to me how to

  4. Calculus Need help ASAP

    A ladder 25 feet is leaning against the wall of the house. The base of the ladder is pulled away from the wall at a rate of 2 feet per second. how fast is the top of the ladder moving down the wall when the base is the ladder is 7

  1. GEOMETRY

    The sides of a triangle are 8,15 and 18 the shortest side of a similar triangle is 10 how long are the other sides? Find the scale factor of similar triangles whose sides are 4,12,20 and 5,15,25 Assume that traingle xyz is similar

  2. Calculus--Please Help!

    A 13-foot ladder is leaning against a vertical wall. If the bottom of the ladder is being pulled away at a rate of 2 feet per second, how fast is the area of the triangle formed by the wall, the ground, and the ladder changing

  3. math

    A ladder leaning against a wall makes a 75º angle with the ground. The base of the ladder is 5.0 feet from the wall. How high up the wall does the ladder reach?

  4. Algebra

    Two ladders are leaning against a wall at the same angle , as shown. How long is the short Ladder? Am I right? 28 ft **** 175 ft 25 ft 20 ft

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.