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You want to install a light in the ceiling as far away from the west wall as possible. You intend to change the bulb, when required, by standing near the top of your small stepladder. If you stand on the highest safe step of your stepladder, you can reach 20 feet high. How far from the west wall should you install the light? (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

 Sep 29, 2018

Is there some diagram that goes with this problem?  I don't see any way to solve it w/o knowing something about the geometry of the ladder.

 Sep 29, 2018

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