Jane l.

asked • 03/30/20

Math problem help!!

A ladder is 4.0m long. The bottom of the ladder is placed 0.8m from the wall l. How high up on the wall will the ladder reach?

please show work to help me! Thanks

1 Expert Answer


Anthony M.

I'm sorry for down voting. I just wanted to point out an error. The step by step breakdown is great! However, your last calculation and solutions seem incorrect. Wouldn't our final equation be b**2 = 15.36, not b = 15.36 Then, if we wanted to find the length of side b, we would take the square root of b**2 and 15.36. Therefore, side b would equal 3.919 meters. If we converted this to feet it would be approximately 12.858 feet.


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