A few days ago
Monique L

# a ladder is 10 feet long and leans against a wall. The foot of the?

ladder is 6 feet from the base of the wall. How high up the wall does the top of the ladder rest?

A few days ago
vhesponage

Pythagorean Theorem, girl.

A squared plus B squared equals C squared.

The wall is 8 feet tall.

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A few days ago
thinking….
this presumes that the wall is exactly 90 degrees angle with the ground..

so the pythagorean theorem applies.

the sum of the squares of the 2 adjacent sides equals the square of the hypotenuse.

Oh, the answer is 8 feet.

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5 years ago
Anonymous
answer……….2 feet Let X = distance top moves = distance bottom moves In the final position, using Pythagoras……(8 – X)^2 + (6 + x)^2 = 10^2 This reduces to X = 2
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A few days ago
fallennon
if the ladder is 10 ft tall six ft at the base is to far away from the wall’ but off the top of my head i guess it would be 4 ft up the wall
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A few days ago
Anonymous
a^2 + b^2 = c^2

—substitute in—

a^2 + (6)^2 = (10)^2

a^2 + 24 = 100

a^2 = 76

–take square root–

a = 8.71

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A few days ago
Anonymous
A sq. + B sq. = C sq.

10 sq. + 6 sg. = C sq.

You finish the rest.

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A few days ago
Anonymous
8 ft.

A^2+B^2=C^2

C=10ft

A=6ft

therefore B=Squareroot(C^2-A^2)=SR(100-36)=SR(64)=8

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A few days ago
Anonymous
4 feet or 8 feet?Don’t call me stupid for not knowing this.But I think it’s one or the other.
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A few days ago
jamtothejams
6(squared) + b(squared)=100

8 feet.

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A few days ago
Anonymous
8 feet…i think you would need more to secure it.
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