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calculusxy
 one year ago
MEDAL!!!
Sanchez' Warehouse wants to install a 3footwide ramp from the level floor to the top of the 4foothigh platform shown above. A regulation states that for every 2 feet that such a ramp rises vertically, the bottom of the ramp must be placed 5 feet farther from the bottom of the platform. If the material from the top surface of the ramp comes in 3foot widths and wholefoot lengths, what is the minimum length of this material that must be purchased?
calculusxy
 one year ago
MEDAL!!! Sanchez' Warehouse wants to install a 3footwide ramp from the level floor to the top of the 4foothigh platform shown above. A regulation states that for every 2 feet that such a ramp rises vertically, the bottom of the ramp must be placed 5 feet farther from the bottom of the platform. If the material from the top surface of the ramp comes in 3foot widths and wholefoot lengths, what is the minimum length of this material that must be purchased?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0For every 2 ft of height, the ramp must be 5 ft. from the bottom of the platform. The height of the platform is 4 ft. How far from the bottom of the platform must the ramp be?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's right. So it looks a bit like thisdw:1442971648274:dwUse the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the length of the ramp. What do you get?

calculusxy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so u mean to find the hypotenuse?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's right. What's the length of the hypotenuse?

calculusxy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.016+ 100 = 116 c = sqrt (116)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good. How much is that? Use your calculator.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Excellent. Now the material to build the ramp only comes in whole foot lengths. So how many feet of material will need to be purchased?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Bingo. That's your answer. Good job.

calculusxy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks! i have another question can u help?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sure. Please post your question.
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