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A 12 foot ladder is leaning against a house. If the top of the ladder reaches 8 feet up the house, how far is the bottom of the ladder from the base of the house?

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  1. This is a straightforward Pythagoras question

    x^2 + 8^2 = 12^2

    I got 8.94 correct to 2 decimals

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    posted by Reiny
  2. i hate geo

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  3. it is 8.94

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    posted by kellie

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