anonymous
  • anonymous
A ladder leans against a house at a 60° angle to the ground. If the ladder extends to a length of 158 inches, what is the height of the house rounded to the nearest hundredth of an inch? Type the numeric answer only in the box below.
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Mertsj
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Use your special right triangle. First find the short leg which is 1/2 the hypotenuse. Then multiply the short leg by sqrt3 to find the long leg.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So it would be 15.39?

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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Half of 158 is 79 Multiply 79 by the square root of 3

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