A fence 5 feet tall runs parallel to a tall building at a distance of 3 feet from the building.
What is the length of the shortest ladder that will reach from the ground over the fence to...

A small resort is situated on an island off a part of the coast of Mexico that has a perfectly straight north-south shoreline. The point P on the shoreline that is closest to the island is exactly...

if you are h feet above the earth's surface, the distance d, that you can see is approximately
d (in miles) = √3h/2.
suppose you are on the roof of a building 900 ft tall. how...

Plane flies from Seattle to Orlando at 523 mph and the reverse flight is at 425 mph. If the whole round trip is 11 hours how many miles apart are Orlando and Seattle to the nearest mile?

katy left her house on a bicycle heading north at 8mph. At the same time her sister molly headed south at 12 mph. How long will it take for them to be 24 miles apart?

A CAR AND PASSENGER CAR TRAIN PASS EACH OTHER AT NOON. tHE TRAIN IS EAST BOUND AND AVERAGING SPEED IS 45 MPH. THE CARIS WEST BOUND AND ITS AVERAGE SPPED IS 60 MPH. WHEN WILL THE CAR AND TRAIN BE 14...

Ive tried to work these problems but am unsure of how exactly to get the correct answer.
a man jumps out of a plane at 4250 feet directly over his target and falls 82 degress to the ground...

A man flies a small airplane from Fargo to Bismarck, North Dakota --- a distance of 180 miles. Because he is flying into a head wind, the trip takes him 2 hours. On the way back, the wind is still...