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A 32foot ladder leans against a building so that the top of the ladder touches the building at a point 23 feet above the ground. To the nearest tenth of a foot, how far from the bottom of the building is the bottom of the ladder?
(Points : 4)
22.2 ft
27.5 ft
30.1 ft
39.4 ft
 9 months ago
 9 months ago
isaacG Group Title
A 32foot ladder leans against a building so that the top of the ladder touches the building at a point 23 feet above the ground. To the nearest tenth of a foot, how far from the bottom of the building is the bottom of the ladder? (Points : 4) 22.2 ft 27.5 ft 30.1 ft 39.4 ft
 9 months ago
 9 months ago

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d3v13 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[x= \sqrt{32^{2}23^{2}}\]
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d3v13 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
answer = 22.2
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xhantari Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Use the Pythagorean theorem for this. a^2+b^2=c^2 The ladder is c The wall is b The ground is a Rearrange the equation so that you can solve for a. a^2=c^2b^2 Substitute values. a^2=32^2+23^2 Simplify a^2=1024529 a^2=495 Square both sides. √a^2=√495=22.2 Answer: 22.2
 9 months ago
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