Easy Pre-calculus Questions?

What is the value of x in the right triangle below? If needed, round your answer to two decimal places. 32 angle, 15 inches.

A 10-foot ladder is leaning up against the side of a building so that the top of the ladder reaches the top of the building. If the ladder meets the building at a 32 angle, then what is the height of the building? If needed, round your answer to two decimal places.

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  1. cos 32 = h/10
    h = 10 cos 32

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  2. 8.48 feet

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