A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

calculusxy

  • one year ago

MEDAL!!! Sanchez' Warehouse wants to install a 3-foot-wide ramp from the level floor to the top of the 4-foot-high 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 3-foot widths and whole-foot lengths, what is the minimum length of this material that must be purchased?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Jhannybean

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    For 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?

  3. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    10ft?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    That's right. So it looks a bit like this|dw:1442971648274:dw|Use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the length of the ramp. What do you get?

  5. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    so u mean to find the hypotenuse?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    That's right. What's the length of the hypotenuse?

  7. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    16+ 100 = 116 c = sqrt (116)

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Good. How much is that? Use your calculator.

  9. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    about 10.77

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Excellent. Now the material to build the ramp only comes in whole foot lengths. So how many feet of material will need to be purchased?

  11. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    11

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Bingo. That's your answer. Good job.

  13. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    thanks! i have another question can u help?

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Sure. Please post your question.

  15. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.