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anonymous
 one year ago
A handy man knows from experience that his 29foot ladder rests in its most stable position when the distance of its base from a wall is 1 foot farther than the height it reaches up the wall. 1) how far up a wall does this ladder reach? 2) how far should the base be from the wall? 3) If the man needs to reach a window 25feet high on the wall, how far from the wall should he place the base of the ladder?
anonymous
 one year ago
A handy man knows from experience that his 29foot ladder rests in its most stable position when the distance of its base from a wall is 1 foot farther than the height it reaches up the wall. 1) how far up a wall does this ladder reach? 2) how far should the base be from the wall? 3) If the man needs to reach a window 25feet high on the wall, how far from the wall should he place the base of the ladder?

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phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Did you draw a figure, and label what you know ?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2How about this 29foot ladder dw:1443126395170:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know how to make the drawing the problem is i do not know how to solve the problem

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Using this info: the distance of its base from a wall is 1 foot farther than the height it reaches up the wall. and if we call the (unknown) height x, what is the distance along the ground ? (i.e. the bottom of the triangle) ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i need help with part 2 and 3 of the question im not sure how to solve the problem and come up with the answer

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes, that is good. dw:1443126847208:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You have a right triangle. Do you know pythagoras formula?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2can you write down the formula, but using the sizes in the drawing ? i.e. legs are x and (x+1) and the hypotenuse is 29

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED that. I need help with part 2 and 3 of the question.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the height of the wall is 20ft

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes, so that means in the picture x=20 the base of the triangle is x+1 so you can figure out answer to 2)

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2For 3) If the man needs to reach a window 25feet high on the wall, how far from the wall should he place the base of the ladder? label a new figure dw:1443127849854:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I would write down pythagoras using those values \[ x^2 +25^2 = 29^2 \] can you solve for x ?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it's not exact. you need a calculator. or type into google sqrt(29^2 25^2)= you get 14.6969... Do they ask you to round the answer ?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it rounds to 15 if you round to the nearest foot.
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