a 27 feet tall ladder is placed so that it reaches 25 feet up on the wall of the house. How far is the base of the ladder from the wall of the house. Please help.

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asked by Ariana
  1. 25^2 + h^2 = 27^2
    now just solve for h

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    posted by Steve
  2. Use the Pythagorean Theorem. In this problem, the ladder is the hypotenuse.

    I'll be glad to check your answer.

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    posted by Ms. Sue

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