## bloodrain 2 years ago In the accompanying diagram, x represents the length of a ladder that is leaning against the wall of a building, and y represents the distance from the foot of the ladder to the base of the wall. The ladder makes a 60° angle with the ground and reaches a point on the wall 19 feet above the ground. Find the number of feet in x and y. x = (38√3) and y = (19√3)/3 x = (38√3)/3 and y = (19√3)/3 x = (19√3)/3 and y = (38√3)/3 x = (38√3)/3 and y = (19√3)

1. bloodrain

2. timo86m

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3. bloodrain

???

4. timo86m

use tan

5. timo86m

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6. bloodrain

idk wat tan is :/

7. bloodrain

wat is tan

8. timo86m

this is trig

9. bloodrain

im taking geometry not trig, this is the bonus q and i cant figure

10. timo86m

oh it might be bonus cuzz it is trig.

11. bloodrain

i want to figure out because of bonus point (my grades are not very great)

12. timo86m

or |dw:1352220779928:dw| it is a special triangle a 30 60 90 triangle

13. bloodrain

it is worth 50 point bonus (normal questions are total 100 point) so this adds 50% to grade

14. timo86m
15. timo86m

use those ratios in that link

16. bloodrain

this is way over my head wat is trig anyway? a college class?

17. bloodrain

@timo86m watever im just going to guess :/

18. timo86m

lol dont guess it is not trig after all it is a special cas of a 30 60 90 triangle. No trig needed.