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 3 years ago
A 10 foot ladder is leaned against a building so that the distance from the bottom of the ladder to the building is 2 feet less than the distance from the top of the ladder to the ground. What is the distance from the bottom of the ladder to the building? Hint: you must use the Pythagorean theorem.You must construct an algebra equation that contains a variable.
 3 years ago
A 10 foot ladder is leaned against a building so that the distance from the bottom of the ladder to the building is 2 feet less than the distance from the top of the ladder to the ground. What is the distance from the bottom of the ladder to the building? Hint: you must use the Pythagorean theorem.You must construct an algebra equation that contains a variable.

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raheen
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x^2+(x2)^2 =100 then solve for x

jimmyrep
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x = height of ladder from gound x2 = dtsnce from ground x^2 + (x2)^2 = 10^2 solve for x

Dalvoron
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You have to solve for x2, not x if those are your chosen lengths.

jimmyrep
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right  after you have x then distance from ground = x 2

raheen
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0as expanding the equation that will be shown as : x^22x48=0 ===> x=8 or x=6 ===> so x=8
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