Mr. Romero attached a ramp to the base of a window sill so that the family cat could more easily climb onto it. The ramp is 84 inches long. The window sill is 50 inches above the floor.
What is the distance from the base of the ramp to the base of the wall?
Enter your answer, rounded to the nearest tenth, in the box.
We can use the Pythagorean Theorem to answer this
The hypotenuse = 84 and one of the legs = 50
So....the distance from the base of the ramp to the base of the wall is
√ [ 84^2 - 50^2 ] = √ 4556 in ≈ 67.5 in