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A 15 ft ladder is leaning against a wall.If the top of the ladder slips down the wall at a rate of 5ft/s, how fast will the foot be moving away from the wall when the top is 9ft above the ground.

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  1. x^2 + y^2 = 225

    when y = 9
    x^2 + 81 = 225
    x^2 = 144
    x = 12

    2 x dx/dt + 2 y dy/dt = 0
    24 dx/dt = 18 * 5

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  2. 3.75

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