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A ramp rises 5 feet and is 13 feet long. What horizontal distance h, in feet, does the ramp cover?

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asked by Nick
  1. This is a job for Pythagoras.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    5^2 + b^2 = 13^2
    25 + b^2 = 169
    b^2 = 169 - 25
    b^2 = 144
    b = 12

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