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katlin95

  • 3 years ago

A 20 foot ladder is placed against a building to reach a window that is 16 feet above the ground. How many feet away from the building is the bottom of the ladder?

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  1. MathLegend
    • 3 years ago
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    16^2 + x^2 = 20^2 256 + x^2 = 400 -256 -256 ---------------- x^2 = 144 x = 12

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    • 3 years ago
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    you are very smart!

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    :)

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