A 13 foot long ramp rises 5 feet from the first floor to the second floor. What is the distance from the base of the ramp to the bottom of the first floor?

Guest Jan 19, 2020

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This forms a right triangle with hypotenuse = 13 ft

5 is one leg the other leg is L_{2}

Use pythagorean theorem

5^2 + L_{2 }^{2} = 13^{2} Where L_{2} is the other leg of the right triangle....solve for L_{2}

ElectricPavlov Jan 19, 2020